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Lunel enthused by last-four show

Ben Tyler 14th Jul, 2021

Tim Lunel readies himself for the trip to Henley.

STRATFORD Boat Club’s Tim Lunel expressed his delight having reached the semi-finals of the master single sculls at last weekend’s Henley Masters Regatta.

As the sole representative from the club, a win in the quarter-final by a length and a half propelled Lunel into the last four, having pressed on early in the race to lead by a length after surpassing the first 100m of water.

And while he was always up against it taking on three high-level scullers in the semi-final – from Commercial Rowing Club Dublin, Holloway Scullers and Exeter Rowing Club – his approach of going all out from the start did reap some reward when finding himself level with the rest of the pack 200m into the race. ​

Reflecting on his performance, the Stratford rower accepted that there was still plenty of heart to be taken from the afternoon.

“It was good to be competing in a category won by an international athlete in a year of more limited international entries,” said Lunel.

“My final reflection was that this was a very enjoyable couple of days of racing, and getting to meet up with fellow rowers at Henley.”


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