2022 Races and Activities

Weybridge

January 2022

Weybridge's Winter Head, a 3km course, saw one Medway crew participate. Even with the wintery conditions, Ralph Humphrey and Shaun Martin were able to face off some strong competition, and win their category. They completed the course in 11:20, the 37th fastest crew, out of almost 200, on the day.

March 2022

Maidstone Head

Medway returned to Maidstone, putting forward 4 crews to compete in the 2.5km race course, and brave the winter's wind. Ralph Humphrey and Shaun Martin's double won their category, completing the course in 9:44, and were the 9th fastest crew overall, out of 140 crews.

Other crews that competed were Douglas Kergall and Mohan Dell in a double (9:40, the 6th fastest crew of the day), a four comprising Douglas, Joseph Atkins, Ken Pointer and Mohan (11:06) and Ruta Aisthorpe (12:02).

April 2022

4 Medway crews competed at Bedford, completing the 2km race course. The Masters quad, comprising Robin Philpott, John Coull, Mark Somers and Ian Hopkins, won their category, completing the course in 7:21, the 35th fastest crew of the day. 

Other crews that competed on the day were Douglas Kergall and Mohan Dell in a double (7:28) and a pair (7:44). Even with a rigger coming off during the race, the four comprising Douglas, Joseph Atkins, Ken Pointer and Mohan, finished the course in 8:52.

Lea Spring Regatta

April 2022

Medway put forward 2 crews to compete Lea's 600m race course. Douglas Kergall and Mohan Dell's pair won their category, completing the course 2:09, the second fastest crew of the day.
The other crew that competed was a four comprising Douglas, Joseph Atkins, Ken Pointer and Mohan, who reached the final for their category.

Henley 

2022

Two members of Medway Towns Rowing club competed at Henley in separate, composite crews: Liz McVeigh and Ralph Humphreys.

Liz joined a Masters F 8, comprising Upper Thames, Wallingford, and Bedford members, who went on to win their heat against a Marlow crew to make it to the final. The US crew in the final did not give them an easy time, where Liz’s crew was rating at least 35 strokes per minute. It paid off, where Liz’s crew were able to pull away enough to win the race by three-quarters of a length.

Ralph joined another Masters F 8, comprising members of University of London Boat Club, which made it to the final to compete against Molesey, a crew made up of ex-GB rowers. Just like Liz’s experience, Molesey gave Ralph’s crew an expected run for their money, but failed to beat them, finishing a third of a length behind.
A massive congratulations to both crews for bringing back golds and representing the club at such a prestigious event!

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Liz McVeigh's Henley medals past and new medal for 2022

Ralph's winning master F8

Liz and master F 8 crew

Henley Town

2022

Medway saw 3 crews, including a composite, compete at this Henley's Visitors Regatta, a 800m course, resulting in 2 wins overall.

A Masters D quad, comprising Graham Mitchell-Hill, John Coull, Mark Somers and Robin Philpott, won their category, being able to hold off tough competition. They completed the course in 3:22, a length ahead of second place.

A women's composite 8, which comprised members from Wimbleball and Medway's Ruta Aisthorpe, were able to outperform Reading and Marlow crews to win their category. They completed the course in the final in 3:36, over 4 lengths ahead of second place.

A Masters D double, comprising Ralph Humphrey and Shaun Martin, were able to make it to the final of their category, and finished second.

Ruta and our very own Medway Umpire Zoltan at Henley

Women's composite 8

Masters D quad, comprising Robin Philpott, Mark Somers, John Coull, and Graham Mitchell-Hill

Dansen Dashes

2022

Medway saw 3 crews, including a composite, compete at Danson Dashes, a 500m course, resulting in 1 win overall.

A Masters C double, comprising James Ross and Jason Davis, competed in their first race for Medway, finishing third in their category on the day.

Mohan Dell competed in the open singles category, and similarly finished third in his category on the day.

A composite men's 8, comprising members from Gravesend and Medway's Mohan Dell, won their straight final.

Maidstone

September 2022

Medway saw 3 crews compete at Maidstone's Autumn Head, a 2.5km course, which saw 1 win.

Douglas Kergall and Mohan Dell won their double's category, completing the course in 9:15 (joint 12th fastest crew of the day).

Other crews that competed were Ruta Aisthorpe and Shaun Martin in a mixed Masters double (9:36), and a quad comprising Douglas, Jack Cook, James Ross and Mohan (9:40).