On a typical Head season day, cold, grey and windy we travelled to the idyllic setting for Cambridge Head to Head, an event dominated by University crews and local clubs.
Our girls quad of Imogen Eales, Lizzie Rowe, Jess Read and Lara Brittain competed in the WJ17 category, steering well through the tight narrow corners to record a well deserved win.
The WJ16 quad of Hannah Heappey, Katie Gell, Lauren Burchell, steered by Abbie Davis gave a very gutsy effort and dug deep across the finish line to achieve a second place in their event, which they should take a great deal of confidence from.
A coxed quad of Hope Chouffot, Georgia Smith, Ellen Fletcher and Hannah Mackay, coxed by Anja Wharton rowed an impressive race despite the tricky conditions.
In the same category raced our other coxed quad of Sophie Lawrence, Romy Wharton, Phoebe Wright and Yas Canning, also coxed by Anja. The weather conditions took a turn for the worse where it got incredibly windy. This however didn’t phase them at all. Mr Grant Jones added that they alltook full control of the situation and rowed a brave and confident race. Both quads finishing in first and second place.
Over to the boys, who had a very successful day. The eights of Miggy Carr, Ivor Luffman, Huw Sheppard, Ben Williams, Joshua Noble-Layng, Will Hartshorn, James McDermott and Lewis Dunning coxed by Joe Smith won their event and achieved an incredible 30th place overall, out of 147 crews competing, which was the icing on the cake for their day.
The second J15 eight of Max Kroon, Luke Perrin, Oliver Little, Foster Holt, Jacob Suman, Toby Ajibola, George Miller and Matt Shaw coxed again by Joe performed a tidy race in the challenging conditions, taking second place. To have two eights competing, puts their year group in a very strong position.
We are very much looking forward to seeing what these crews will be able to achieve at Hampton Head next weekend.
Well rowed BMS.