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Northwich Rowing Club's Lucy Burgess sets fastest time with new crew during Holland Beker regatta
LUCY Burgess remains on course to be selected for the World Under 23s Championship after an improved performance while racing in Amsterdam at the weekend.
She was part of a women’s quad scull, which raced at the Holland Beker regatta in Northwich Rowing Club kit, that set a new best over 2,000m on Sunday afternoon.
Burgess, along with Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne, Holly Nixon and Jo Wratten, timed 6:27.58 to finish fourth behind senior national crews from China, USA and hosts Netherlands.
“We’re super happy,” she said afterwards.
“It was a bit of a disaster when we raced on Saturday, but we learned a lesson and turned it around the next day.”
The quartet have recorded wins at the Metropolitan and Henley women’s regattas since starting to train together.
They return to action later this week at the Henley Royal Regatta in the Princess Grace Challenge Cup, for which they have been seeded.
Burgess, 20, told the Guardian last week that she felt confident the newly-formed crew would find extra speed if they raced against faster opponents.
The World Under 23s Championships, in Italy, are scheduled to start on Wednesday, July 23.