Wallingford enjoyed success at the British Masters Championships with five gold medals, writes John Wiggins.

Charles Parry collected three gold and one silver medal as part of the composite club. crew.

He won in the G (65+) quad, G eight and H (70+) double with former Wallingford RC sculler Tom Bishop.

Racing in his single (age 70+ category), Parry came home with bronze.

Other multiple medallists were Wallingford’s Steve Pearson, Mike Edge, Pete King and Andy Hull who took gold medals in the D category quad scull.

Pearson and King had earlier won the D double scull while Pearson and Edge later took silver in the E pair.

Andy Hull just missed a medal in the C singles, by 0.01secs to Abingdon RC’s David Engelke.

Abingdon’s Ross Fergus and Kath Hall took silver in the mixed A/B double before Hall collected a second silver in the women’s A single y.

The club’s older quartet of Simon Keogh, Cuan Ryan, Tim Baker and Andrew Troup, coxed by Karen Baker won silver in the F category coxed four.

In the Marlow Town Regatta, Wallingford won the girls J15 eights over local rivals City of Oxford.

Cosmo Hearnden and Jack Halsall also won in the Senior double sculls.

Radley College landed the boys J15 eights and in the J15 quad sculls.

The school’s first eight were looking for tough opposition at the Reading Amateur Regatta and came away delighted with victory in the premier event, the senior eights.