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Eton Excelsior's Masters Women start season strongly in Strathclyde

Eton Excelsior’s Masters Women started their season in fine form by taking bronze, silver and gold at the British Masters event in Strathclyde, near Glasgow last week.

The course, which played host to the European Rowing Championships last year, saw 600 rowers compete over a 1,000m stretch of water – with the Eton squad facing tough competition from across the UK and internationally.

They claimed bronze in the double event before raising their game for a silver in the quad.

The club then stormed to victory in the E4x quad event, dominating from the gun to the finish.

Paul Franklin, chief coach at Eton Excelsior, said: “It’s been a good start to the season and the number of wins we’re seeing is increasing as we progress through the year.

“At Strathclyde we faced fierce competition but we’re pleased to have taken top spots in several races and we’re looking forward to doing the same again throughout the summer.”

The team’s performance at Strathclyde comes off the back of recent wins in Nottingham and Peterborough.

At Nottingham the squad entered seven boats across five events and won in the women’s maters D4x and C2x classes. They were also second in the C4x, E2x and E4x. At Peterborough they took first places in the women’s Masters E4x, C4x and C2x – all by a good margin.

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