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Medal joy for Thorp rowers

THORP ACADEMY'S Arun Philipson showed his class on water when he helped win a couple of titles, while fellow student Erin Temple celebrated too.

THORP ACADEMY?S Arun Philipson showed his class on water when he helped win a couple of titles, while fellow student Erin Temple celebrated too.

The 16-year-old, who rows for Tyne United and pictured in his boat, was delighted with the results when he competed at Tyne Head and then, more recently, Ponteland Junior Head.

Philipson won the J18 composite double sculls. He was also part of the quad (IM2 coxless) with Northumbria University that was second behind Durham University in the whole competition.

Over in Ponteland the Elite Performer Programme scholar at Thorp helped to win the J18 composite double sculls.

As well as winning that particular event Philipson?s was the third fastest boat on the day. It was a huge achievement as it included blgger boats with more crew such as the 8s.

Fellow Thorp student Erin Temple was also involved at Ponteland. She won her Junior Age 14 coxed quad race with her crew even though she was aged just 12.