The boat club had a good showing at a pretty miserable Star New Year Head. The expected January heavy rain arrived and meant for pretty nasty rowing, and coaching conditions!
The boys first VIII was the first crew down of the day, and quickly set the pace, posting the fastest time of the day and only crew to go under 6 minutes. A strong race and performance from them, collecting the headship at local events is always important. The J15 boys also managing a good row, of their first event racing in an eight, they managed a strong time and managed to collect a win in their J15 category. Well done to those boys: Sam Szeto, Mathew Fox, Arjun Patel, Aaron Smith, Caleb Avis, Tim Evans, Ethan Carr, Matej Sanders and Jake Young.
The senior girls set the pace on the women’s side, posting the fastest women’s time of the day, and taking a win in the Women’s Coxless quads event. Hannah Cowie, Izzy Glanvill, Eliza Ball and Ella Monaghan. There was also a positive result for the double of Natalie Graham and Voirrey Taylor who outclassed their opposition. The J15 girls, although narrowly missing out on a few wins, some very credible second places and a good outfit of performances.
The boat club will now move forward to prepare for this weekend where the younger crews race at Northampton head of the river, before the senior crews compete in London next weekend at Quintin Head, a strong test for them there.