RACHEL Egan repeated her gold medal-winning success from two years ago as she secured top spot at the British Indoor Rowing Championships.

More than 70 girls from clubs nationwide competed over the 500-metre sprint at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

But it was Egan who came out on top again as she took the title in a time of one minute 44.5 seconds.

The 13-year-old finished more than one second ahead of her nearest rivals, showing impressive technique with a very consistent stroke rate starting the first 100m and ending the last 100m at 37.

Against the cream of the country’s rowers, Mark Repton and son Duncan also took up the challenge.

Mark bravely competing in two events, coming fourth over a distance of 2,000m with a stroke rate averaging 26 in a time of 6:54.

He was also seventh in the 500m sprint in 1.31.3.

Duncan fought hard and came ninth out of 32 in his 500m sprint where the difference between fourth and ninth amounted to just 0.7 of a second.

In an event where the greatest distance rowed over four minutes wins, 13-year-old Sam McClenahan raced against 56 other boys in his age group taking ninth place with an excellent 1,126m.