Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Henley juniors shine at Thames Valley Regatta

HENLEY Rowing Club won six events at the Thames Valley Park Regatta on Sunday, while there was also success for

HENLEY Rowing Club won six events at the Thames Valley Park Regatta on Sunday, while there was also success for Woodcote’s Oratory School Boat Club.

Despite the windy conditions and an upstream course the Henley J13 squad continued their run of success.

The J13 girls’ quad of Charlotte Moss, Georgina Ranger Robinson, Lottie Orr, Tilly Lock and cox Jack Spiers beat a strong crew from Sir William Perkins’ School and Shiplake Vikings by three lengths in the final. The quad had beaten the Hinksey Sculling School in the previous heat, a crew that had beaten them at the recent Reading regatta.

The boys’ quad of Will Properjohn, Cameron Jones, Nick Spicer, Jack Broadbent and cox Joe Zolkwer beat crews from Guildford Rowing Club and Great Marlow School by three lengths in the final.

Charlie Rollet Manus won J14 sculls defeating scullers from Staines and Wallingford in the final while the women’s J14 coxed quad of Ella Morgan, Georgia Edwards, Maisie Turner, Lily Stimpson and Beccy Lister overcame crews from Globe, Great Marlow School, Sir William Perkins’ School and Guildford to win their event.

These girls were then joined by Farah Madzar, Hannah Gutteridge, Katie Beale and Anna Roe to win the women’s J14 octopule event.

The J15 octuple of Emma Lister, Hannah Gutteridge, Katy Claridge, Anna Roe, Georgia Edwards, Maisie Turner, Katy Beale, Lily Stimpson and cox Beccy Lister rounded off a successful day for Henley by beating Great Marlow School.

The Oratory School Boat Club’s J14s beat Dulwich College before narrowly losing to Bedford School.

The J15 coxed four won their second event of the year beating two Abingdon crews along the way. The first eight won their heat over Green Lake Boat Club, USA, but lost narrowly in the final in what was the fastest time of the day.

l On Saturday The Oratory School Boat Club launched their new boat purchased for the first eight and named after the recently retired head of rowing. The Chris Fothergill was blessed by the school chaplain, Father Antony.

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