HENLEY Rowing Club’s junior women’s squad continued their strong start to the season with another set of emphatic wins on
HENLEY Rowing Club’s junior women’s squad continued their strong start to the season with another set of emphatic wins on Saturday at the Hampton Small Boats Head.
In good conditions against a competitive field of schools and clubs from London and across England, the Henley crews raced in a series of quads, doubles and singles events throughout the day.
The outstanding performances came from the WJ15 girls. The squad of 14 girls raced in three quads and one double and sculled to a triumphant first, second and third place in the quads event and a first in the doubles event.
Racing against 31 other crews, the quad of Lauren Kay, Georgia Edwards, Hannah Gutteridge, Anna Roe and cox Rebecca Lister, raced the 3km course in a time of nine minutes, 39.9 seconds. They were closely followed by Lilly Stimpson, Katie Beale, Katy Claridge and Iona McNab, and in third place by Florence Wiggins, Clare Pearson, Alicia Redman and Ella Wandless. The three Henley quads were separated by less than 15 seconds. The double of Ella Morgan and Maisie Turner put in a fine performance to win their event in a time of 10 minutes, 23.4 seconds — a 15 second win over the following 20 boats.
In the WJ16 events, the double of Lauren Edwards and Ellie Thompson came second in a competitive field of 29 boats, followed in sixth place by twins Hattie and Maddie Orr.
In the boy’s head races, Henley sculler Alasdair Roy battled through to fifth place in the J16 singles in a time of 10 minutes, 17.2 seconds, coming high up the placings in a strong event of 100 boats.