Delight for brave Bev and oar-some foursome

PUBLISHED: 18:00 03 October 2012

Poplar, Blackwell & District Rowing Club won the elite men's coxed fours

Poplar, Blackwell & District Rowing Club won the elite men's coxed fours


Poplar, Blackwell & District Rowing Club members enjoyed success at the Maidstone Head of the River event

Bev Reid tasted victory on her maiden voyage in an open regatta at the Maidstone Head of the River event and several of her club-mates were also among the medals on Sunday.

Reid, racing for Poplar, Blackwell & District Rowing Club, fought off the challenge from nine other south-east clubs in the women’s masters race to cross the line in first place.

She said: “I’m delighted with my performance and I know I still have more to give.”

There was success too for Reid’s club-mates Harry Joynes, Dan Bartlett, Chris Le Neve Foster and Joe Hollier, who won the elite men’s coxed fours over a challenging 2,600m course, pipping their nearest challenger by two seconds.

And Bartlett and Joynes were back in action to win the Division Two men’s double sculling title.

Best time

 Poplar member Ian Sampson competed in the gruelling 31-mile Boston Marathon in last week.

The Lincolnshire-based race, the longest in the UK, was Sampson’s third attempt and he beat his best time – finishing in five hours 20 minutes.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:30

Saracens' Owen Farrell believes England's win over Ireland on Sunday was the perfect confidence booster ahead of their penultimate Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales on March 7, writes Ziad Chaudry.

Yesterday, 16:00

Leyton Orient striker Danny Johnson said it felt like a 'weight off his shoulders' after bagging his first goal for the club in their 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

So many positives come from narrow defeat to champions elect

Yesterday, 14:00

Play With A Legend is returning to Brisbane Road to host its fourth end of season, 'Play on the Pitch event' in four years.

Yesterday, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed plans are already being put in place for next season as they look to improve the squad.

The Hammers led champions-elect Liverpool in the second half, but could not cling on

Mon, 12:30

Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff returned to training on Friday along with a host of the injured personnel.

Mon, 09:42

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has insisted his strong need a stronger mindset to kill games off after taking early leads after a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic.


Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser