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Positive week for Thorp's rowers

ROWERS from Thorp Academy claimed medals when they hit the river.

ROWERS from Thorp Academy claimed medals when they hit the river.

Arun Philipson gained valuable experience and another medal after competing during half term.

The Tyne United member won his J18 double race with his doubles partner James at the Hexham Regatta over the weekend.

And earlier in the week he was down at Eton Dorney to compete in the National Schools Regatta.

Arun had hoped to do slightly better at Eton but he still did well considering a lot of the other rowers were at least a year older than him in the J18 category.

Most of his rivals were from private schools near London, where there is a big rowing emphasis and he deserves great credit for his performance.

There was also success for Erin Temple, Charlie Charlton and Jessie Rickleton at Hexham too.

Erin won in her women's junior 13 single and also won as part of a women's junior coxed quad.

Charlie received two medals for her single and as part of an eight, while Jessie received one for her part in the eight.

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