TWO Upton club aces secured top-three places at the World Rowing Masters Regatta in Hungary.

Liz Elston and Maggie Jameson finished third in the masters F women’s pairs over the 1,000-metre course on Lake Velence near Budapest behind winners Australia and Estonia in second.

The duo finished ahead of crews from Australia, Italy and Ireland.

Previously as part of an Upton, Birmingham and Bewdley composite crew, Elston achieved another third in the women’s coxless fours ahead of USA, Australia and Denmark.

To put their sprint season to bed Upton's Julian and Tabitha Scrivener raced in the Great Ouse Marathon over a gruelling 21.5 kilometres.

They won the mixed masters D/E event in one hour 35 minutes 38 seconds, smashing the course record by 55 seconds.

The end of the regatta season saw a scratch Upton crew of Olly Tomkinson, Mandie Bird, Jo Hammett and Debbie Thompson lose out by a length-and-a-half to Ross in the masters C women’s quad at Worcester Regatta.

Upton held their annual beginners’ regatta for coxed fours and quads with Bewdley and Ross winning respectively.

The home club had three crews in the coxed fours who all rowed well despite only starting the sport in April.

The A crew of Pippa Harding, Kirsty Hunter, Katherine Panton-Kent and Jane Smith, coxed by Freya Biggs, lost their heat to Warwick B.

They then beat the Upton B crew of Annie Bennett, Bill Smith, Anthony Smith and Theresa Smith, coxed by Clive Allport, in the runners-up event but lost in the semi-final to Warwick A.

Upton B had lost their first race to Avon County B.

The C crew of Janet Barley, Phill Ray, Sarah Guest and Simon Chandler, coxed by Thompson, also lost to Warwick B in the main event.

In the runners-up event they led Bridgnorth A for most of the race but a few errors resulted in a dead heat.

Another close race ensued in the re-run but Bridgnorth A just pipped Upton at the finish.

Upton held closing day scratch races with 26 experienced and beginner rowers from the adult and junior sections taking part in coxed fours and quads together.

There were some close races and everyone got a chance to row with new crew-mates with the juniors all impressing.