Walton juniors had an extraordinary day in often very challenging conditions at Dorney on Sunday. To start with, we qualified 22 crews for this event, which basically aims to take the top 500 junior sculling crews in the country. Every crew made an A or B final, and the final medal tally included:
Three Gold medals: J17 2x (James C/Patrick), WJ17 2x (Amelia/Tallulah), J14 8x (Finley/Alex R/Bastie/Felix/Cyrus/Toby D/Toby K/Harry c Alex J)
Two Silver: J18 4x (Rowan/Matt/James M/Harry), WJ18 2x (Katherine/Amy)
Four Bronze: WJ17 1x (Millie), WJ16 2x (Lola/Elysia), J15 2x (Edmund/Richard), J14 4x (Henry/Ciaran/Filippo/Julius c Bella)
The Walton B J18 quad was also the top B crew and the only B crew to reach a final. The J14 8x, with five J13s on board, not only won by two lengths but broke the course record by 8 seconds!
Photos by AllMarkOne