A school rowing club won the most races in annual regatta.

As well as celebrating the Queen's 70th Jubilee, Hexham had something else to celebrate as Queen Elizabeth High School Rowing Club won the most races in the annual Hexham regatta.

The event was organised by Hexham Rowing Club and welcomed the annual event returning after Covid-19.

The school competed against 19 clubs including Durham and Sunderland university at Tyne Green Park on Saturday, June 4.

The all-day event started at 8:30am and finished around 6:30pm with 249 completed races over 3 divisions.

By the end of the event, it was revealed that Queen Elizabeth High School Rowing Club won the Victor Ludorum - which is the prize for the most wins throughout the day.

A spokesperson of Hexham Rowing Club said: "The regatta is one of the largest one day events in the Northern Rowing calendar and involves weeks of planning.

"The weather held and the atmosphere was amazing as crews raced over 700m and supporters cheered from the bankside. 

"There were some really competitive races and some too close to call. 

"We have had lots of positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming clubs and spectators back next year."