Monday, 18 December 2017

Upper Thames women triumph

UPPER THAMES boated three crews for the Head of the River race on Sunday.

UPPER THAMES boated three crews for the Head of the River race on Sunday.

The club’s first crew finished in 18th position, its highest placing in recent years, giving the squad a good end to the traditional winter season.

The second crew encountered difficulties half way down the four-and-a-quarter-mile course forcing them to stop for a considerable period of time, but they got going again to finish in 51st place, just 14 seconds ahead of the club’s third eight who finished in 70th position.

The previous day at the Veteran Head of the River Race Upper Thames had four finishers with the women’s crew winning their event.

The women’s masters D crew won their category in a fast time of 21 minutes 17 seconds.



The men’s master’s D crew finished second in their category and ninth overall out of 200 crews with a time of 19 minutes, 27 seconds.

The E crew finished fourth in their category in a time of 20 minutes, 11 seconds while the Masters G crew were third in their event with a time of 21 minutes, 20 seconds.

Upper Thames’ director of rowing, Justin Sutherland, said: “Overall the winter season has been very good for us. We have managed to get 11 crews out on a regular basis, many of which have won pennants.”



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