Student selected for British Universities rowing team

Rowers from Heriot-Watt University came away with victories in five events at the Castle Semple Regatta

Heriot-Watt University student Iain Docwra has been selected for the British Universities Team, which is due to compete at the sixth European Universities Rowing Championships in Amsterdam in August.

The 21-year-old's selection caps an impressive season for the 3rd year Sport and Exercise Science student, which in April saw him invited to Hazewinkel in Belgium for the GB Rowing Senior Team Final Trials. Earlier this month, Docwra brought home a bronze medal in the Men's Lightweight Single Scull at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships in Nottingham.

Meanwhile at Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire on Saturday, rowers from the University came away with victories in five events at the Castle Semple Regatta; the largest one day rowing event in Scotland. 

There were wins for the Men's Restricted 2 Eight and Coxed Four, as well as the Men's Novice Four. James Scott improved on his BUCS silver medal by taking gold in the Novice Single Scull whilst Frenchman Erwan Prot achieved the same result in the Restricted 1 Single Scull. 

On Sunday, sixteen students braved the baking heat to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon 'Hairy Haggis' Team Relay to raise vital funds for club development. The team of Katherine Lorrimer, Stuart Young, James Scott and Gareth McShea were the fastest of the four University teams taking part, completing the 26.2 mile course in a time of 3 hours and 4 minutes.