On Sunday 26th February BMSBC raced at Nottingham Head of Trent.
The day started out with the first eight producing a very strong performance down the 6K course resulting in taking 1st place, by 9 seconds. Some of the squad moved into a coxed four to race in division 3. The four of Alex Ventisei, Sam Kavanagh, Jack Colliver, Glen Mulkerrins, coxed by Georgia Bygraves rowed a shorter course, due to to very windy conditions. They came home with second place with a solid time just behind Nottingham RC senior four, beating some rival schools racing in a different category.
The Senior girls stepped up their game this weekend. The quad of Hannah Cowie, Ella Monaghan, Natalie Graham and Izzy Glanvill raced to a high standard with a respectable time to match, even in the windy conditions. A well earned second place to Nottingham and beating some very strong competition. A very positive result before the junior sculling head coming up.
A J16 boys eight of Joe Herbert, Austin Roberts, Damon Hall, Joe Walker, Radjesh Paul, Mateo Peluso, Jack Tindall, Tom Van Der Sande coxed by Zac Wilde raced the same 6K distance against well known Champ schools, resulting in taking a pleasing second place.
Due to very harsh weather conditions, the race was shorted for the second and third divisions. The race was now just over 2.5K and saw the J15 girls race. The quad of Imogen Eales, Jess Read, Lizzie Rowe and Hannah Heappey came in 4th whilst the quad of Lauren Burchell, Charlie Andrew, Katie Gell, Molly Kemble, coxed by Anja Wharton, finished in 6th place. Both quads sculled well and consequently produced times 4 seconds apart from each other. This will lead to some forward planning to find the fastest combinations.
With some subs on board, the J16 girls raced a quad of Zara Ziaullah, Thea Hale, Lara Brittain and Olivia Woodworth who managed a pleasing 3rd place, beating the likes of Oundle school and Warrington!
The J15 boys eight of Mathew Fox, Arjun Patel, Aaron Smith, Caleb Avis, Evan Potts, Ethan Carr, Matej Sanders and Jake Young, coxed by Sam Szeto, rowed well in the conditions and produced a very encouraging performance coming in second place to Shrewsbury.
BMSBC saw out a very good weekend of results and times against our competitors.
Good work team.