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Henley secure dozen wins at Burway Head
Published 02/12/13



HENLEY Rowing Club’s Junior squad had a triumphant day of racing at the Burway Small Boats Head on Saturday across all age groups and event classes.

Following the recent loss of Duncan Thomas, a former vice-president of Henley Rowing Club and a lifelong supporter of junior rowing at the club, the junior squad achieved a series of 12 wins across the 3km head race.

Henley Rowing Club chairman and junior coach Jeff Morgan commented: “It’s been a superb day of racing and a tribute to the legacy left by Duncan Thomas in the pursuit of junior rowing excellence at Henley.

“We were sad to hear the news of his passing, and hope that this series of wins goes to recognise the support he gave to the club over many years.”

The junior men started the run of wins with first places in the J14 doubles and J14 coxed quad events, and a second place in the J14 singles.


This was soon followed by the third and fourth wins for the Henley crews in the J15 singles and coxed quad races. Charlie Rollet-Manus stroked the coxed quad to a winning time of 10 minutes, 46 seconds, and went on to win the singles event in a time of 12 minutes, 29 seconds.

The junior women’s squad lived up to their reputation as one of the top girls’ rowing clubs in the country with another eight wins to add to their successful season.

In the women’s J13 coxed quads, the Henley crews led the field with first, second and third places. The WJ14 races were dominated by Henley with wins in each of the three events on offer. The sixth win of the day came from Robinson-Ranger who won the singles event by more than a minute over the second place rower in a time of 14 minutes, 23 seconds.

The WJ14 girls then won the doubles event followed by a commanding performance in the largest event of the day, the WJ14 coxed quads.

Racing against 26 other boats, including crews from the top rowing schools and clubs, the Henley coxed quad won by more than 45 seconds ahead of Maidenhead and Headington School in a time of 11 minutes, 30 seconds.

The WJ15 girls led the coxed quad event with a first and second place.

The winning boat of Lauren Kay, Florence Wiggins, Georgia Edwards, Anna Roe and cox Rebecca Lister had to handle a number of wayward crews in their race, but triumphed in a time of 11 minutes, 21 seconds, closely followed by the second Henley crew, and some 30 seconds ahead of the third placed boat.

The WJ15 doubles event was again a first and second for Henley.

The boat of Iona McNab and Maisie Turner won the event comfortably in a time of 12 minutes, 33 seconds. The second place boat of Lauren Kay and Ella Morgan was hindered by a number of inexperienced crews as their faster boat steered through the course, and their time of 12 minutes, 34 seconds, was only one second behind their first place fellow squad members.

In the WJ16 category, a number of the squad’s WJ15 rowed up a year to compete with the older crews entering.

The Henley junior women succeeded and won their 11th medal of the day, closely followed by Headington School in second and the other Henley quad in third.

The 12th and final win of the day came in the women’s senior novice doubles event where WJ16 Emma Lister and WJ17 Ciara Buckley rowed together to joint first place in a dead heat with a boat from Ardingly Rowing Club.

Published 02/12/13


 
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