Saturday, 16 December 2017

Henley start season with six wins at Wallingford

HENLEY Rowing Club opened the new season with six wins at the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls last weekend.

HENLEY Rowing Club opened the new season with six wins at the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls last weekend.

The Wallingford course, raced over 4,500 metres upstream with a number of complex bends thrown in, requires the coxless boats to show skill to navigate the course and negotiate overtaking of other crews. Wins came in the WJ18 quads where Ella Morgan, Lauren Kay, Clare Pearson and Emma Lister beat not only all the junior boats but many of the senior women’s boats.

With partner Florence Wiggins, Morgan also won WJ18 doubles. Lottie Orr won WJ16 singles with a time that made her the fastest junior girl sculler by 22 seconds. Orr went on to win WJ16 quads with Issy Jonsson, Mary Wright and Georgina Robinson Ranger. Completing a clean sweep of the WJ16 events Ruby Brown and Eve Poulter won the WJ16 double.

The dominance in the WJ16 events was underlined by Georgina Robinson Ranger being placed second and Mary Wright fourth in a the WJ16 singles from a field of 24. Charlotte Moss and Issy Jonsson were second in the WJ16 double while Rebecca Lister, Grace Johnson, Alice Jones and Charlotte Moss finished second in the WJ16 quad.

Competing in the senior event of women’s novice quads the J15 girls of Esther Morgan, Phoebe Fletcher, Felicity Parfitt, Bobbie Miles and cox Freya Reid notched up the sixth win of the day.





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