Friday, 20 July 2018

Henley men’s quad sets pace at Burway small boats head

HENLEY Rowing Club had success at last Saturday’s Burway small boats head.

HENLEY Rowing Club had success at last Saturday’s Burway small boats head.

The club entered 29 crews with representation from the senior men, women, masters, junior boys and girls.

The fastest crew on the day was Henley’s men’s quad with a time of eight minutes 47 seconds over the 3,000m course.

The senior men also performed well in the singles with Dave Read the fastest male single sculler and wins in the IM2 and IM3 categories also.

The best performance from the junior squads was provided by the girls J14 quads who were placed first and second in a competitive category that had eight entries.

On Sunday the older members of the junior girls’ squad competed at the Wallingford Eights head over 4,250m.

The strong tail wind created a significant swell with “white horses” making marshaling and rowing difficult with a number of crews getting into difficulty.

Henley’s three junior girls came home with two wins and a second place. The WJ18 crew of Emma Lister, Lily Stimpson, Issy Jonsson, Lottie Orr, Clare Pearson, Georgia Edwards, Ella Morgan, Flo Wiggins and cox Freya Reid not only won their event but were second fastest women’s crew in the morning division despite picking up a time penalty following an incident with a Reading crew who would not let them pass.

In their first eights race the WJ15 crew of Emma Gray Caoimhe O’Donohue, Amelia Crick, Jess Arlett, Sophie Hahn, Felicity Parfitt, Ruby Borg, Phoebe Fletcher and Emeline Warner finished second behind Latymer School.

In the afternoon division the WJ16 crew of Rebecca Lister, Tilly Lock, Grace Jonhson, Alice Jones, Mary Wright, Georgina Robion Ranger, Eve Poulter, Ruby Brown cox Ella Nolson, retained the J16 title in the worst conditions of the day with an emphatic win which saw them well clear of second placed Reading.

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