Tilly rows to indoor first spot

The medallists. Pictured are Lucie Scott (left) and Tilly Ireland.
The medallists. Pictured are Lucie Scott (left) and Tilly Ireland.

Boston Rowing Club’s Tilly Ireland scooped gold and a new record at the National Indoor Junior Rowing Championships.

Competing at London’s Lea Valley, the up-and-coming Boston Rowing Club prospect stormed to victory in the year 12 girls’ event.

She finished the 2km race on the rowing machine with a time of 7.23, a clear 10 seconds ahead of her closest rival.

Her time was a new event record and also faster than the winning time in the year 13 category.

Boston had further cause for celebration when year nine Lucie Scott rowed the race of her life to clinch bronze. Lucie managed an incredible 1,084m distance in four minutes.

Boston’s Sam Watson, Bethany Holderness and Phoebe Raine also competed in the year nine event.

The Latka twins, Ruby and Jasmine, competed in the Year Eight event, finishing seventh and 10th respectively.

In the year 11 boys event, Jacob Zareba and Harry Barr were really up against it in a competitive category.

Harry came 19th from a field of 76, with the winner setting a new world record for the age group.

Year nines Oliver Tunnard and Lewis Belton also performed well.

The Boston rowers played their part in helping Lincolnshire finish the day as the event’s most successful county.

In total, Lincolnshire scooped five medals at the event.