Purchase and Pauls take lightweight honours

Zac Purchase and Mathilde Pauls won the men’s and women’s lightweight single scull 5km GB Assessment trials in Boston, Lincs, yesterday.

Purchase was quickest to all three timing points and won by just under seven seconds from James Lindsey-Fynn who, in turn, beat Purchase’s 2007 double scull partner, Mark Hunter, by just over two seconds.  James Clarke was fourth. Clarke and Lindsey-Fynn were both part of the Great Britain lightweight men’s four which took the world championships title in August.

The lightweight women’s race was won by Mathilde Pauls in a time of 19:19.05. Andrea Dennis took second place ahead of her more experienced Wallingford team-mate and 2004 Olympian Helen Casey in fourth.  Sophie Hosking of Durham Uni was third. 
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(NB – top ten finishers only per event. More
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Single scull

1.  Zac Purchase/Marlow  17:32.31
2.  James Lindsey-Fynn/London RC 17:45.06
3.  Mark Hunter/Leander 17:47.24
4.  James Clarke/London RC 17:54.12
5.  Rob Williams/London RC 18:03.62
6.  Daniel Harte/London RC 18:09.32
7.  Simon Jones/Leander 18:10.78
8.  Paul Mattick/Wallingford  18:11.71
9.  Stephen Feeney/London RC 18:12.44
10.  Matt Beechey/Leander 18:14.36


Single scull

1.  Mathilde Pauls/London RC  19:19.05
2.  Andrea Dennis/Wallingford 19:30.18
3.  Sophie Hosking/Durham Uni 19:34.55
4.  Helen Casey/Wallingford  19:35.09
5.  Laura Greenhalgh/Reading Uni  19:44.79
6.  Hester Goodsell/Reading Uni 19:47.76
7.  Frances Fletcher/Durham Uni 20:06.32
8.  Deborah Mallinson/MAABC 20:08.71
9.  Elaine Johnstone/Tideway Scullers 20:12.98
10. Annabel Hagon/Auriol Kensington 20:17.08