Senior 4- win at Fours Head of the River Race

Senior 4- win at Fours Head of the River Race

A Senior 4- and an IM1 4x travelled down to London to race the annual Fours Head of the River Race, a processional head race over the boat race course from Chiswick to Putney. Fresh from their success at the Diamond Jubilee, the four of Lindsay, Fiona, Laura and Catherine were looking to win their category. Starting behind men's IM2 coxed fours, they weaved their way down the course, steering clear of trouble, whilst others in their category tangled with the slower mens crews ahead. Although the four didn't feel they had their best race, they won by over 15 seconds, smashed the course record and were also the fastest women's four on the water.

The IM1 4x of Nikki, Ellie, Philly and Louise struggled with illness in the lead up to the event, and although they had a solid first half, overtaking 2 crews before Hammersmith, the lack of sustained training pieces in the lead up to the event meant they were unable to build momentum into the finish. In a large field they managed to overtake 3 crews, and caught a 4th and finished 7th in their category, which was won by a very strong Molesey crew containing a European medallist and athletes close to the squad. 

The squad now concentrate on GB trials coming up on the 24/25th November, where they will race against all athletes wishing to be considered for the GB squad for the 2013 season.  


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