Ely starlet Toby makes a splash at regatta

Toby Rudkin

Toby Rudkin - Credit: Archant

Rowing ELY student Toby Rudkin remains on top form after winning all of his events at the St Neots Regatta held at the weekend.

After success in all six heats in the J18 single scull and the intermediate single scull on Saturday, the King’s Ely sixth-former went on to win both finals, one by four lengths, the other by two and a half.

The 17-year-old then won Sunday’s 500m sprint final by more than two lengths.

The whole event attracted more than 850 entries over the two days, with racing taking place from 9am to 7.45pm each day.

Principal of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone, said: “Toby is a star in the making. Clearly he has astonishing talent but he also has astonishing dedication and he is prepared to give all that it takes to realise his ambitions.”