Men's Head of the River

Men's Head of the River

Over 390 crews joined the Nottingham Rowing Club men's first eight to compete in the Men's Head of the River this weekend along the Tideway course between Chiswick and Putney Bridge, along the river Thames in London. The event takes place two weeks after the Women's Head of the River, and the Men's boat had every chance of completing an equally successful race as the Women a fortnight previously.

The 8+ finished 39th, which is the highest finish for a Nottingham Rowing Club 8+. In achieving this, the 8+ was the fastest eight from Nottingham, beating local and historic rivals Nottingham and Union comfortably. This confirms Nottingham Rowing club as the premier club for both men and women alike in the region, at this point in the season. However, the elusive hunt for a Head of the River pennant goes on for the Men's squad as the Jackson Trophy (Fastest Non-Thames Club) and the IM2 pennant were won by crews only a mere 7 to 4 seconds in-front of the Men's eight.

The result, and quality of rowing and training, as well as a strong result from the NRC 2nd 8+, all bodes well for a successful summer racing season, culminating in the Henley Royal Regatta, in the first week of July.

High Performance group members, Richard Watton and Stuart Sykes sat at Stroke and Two respectively.


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