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Monday, 15 November 2010

Fours head

The Tiffin quad including Jack Claydon, Greg Street, Jonathan Williams and Joel Nulsen came 25th in their category, however were disqualified for an undeclared substitute which Tiffin are currently appealing. Richard Clarke in a Tideway/Stowe/Tiffin composite came 5th, only 0.6 seconds behind Yarm in 4th place, a very respectable position.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Head season

Provisional timetable of races for November:

6th - Teddington head
14th - Fours head
Down on the Tideway, crews race 7k from Chiswick bridge to Putney. This year Tiffin have entered a Junior 4x in a category with a phenomenal 41 entries, the quad includes Jack Claydon, Greg Street, Aaron Moran (injured) and Joel Nulsen. Richard Clarke is entering a composite quad of Tideway Scullers/Tiffin Sch/Stowe. Both crews are hoping for a respectable position.
20th - Kingston small boats head/ GB trials in Boston
Kingston has a wide range of junior entries where Tiffin try as hard as possible to win as many pots as possible, whilst hopefully beating their times at Teddington. Meanwhile Richard Clarke and Tim Livingstone will be racing in Boston in singles in the 2nd stage of GB Junior trials.
27th - Hampton small boats head
A junior event which proved highly prestigious last year with over 100 entries in J16 singles alone. It's a good chance to see how crews fair against scullers coming back from GB trials the week before.

Teddington Head

The first race of the season for Tiffin scullers was Teddington head on 6th November where Tiffin swept up 7 wins across the two divisions, setting us up very nicely for a good season. This goes to show how much effort everyone put in over training camp and how it has paid off.

Wins came courtesy of Nathan & Sam in J18 doubles, beating Charles & Josh for the pot. George & Johno raced IM3 double to beat Tiffin associates. J14 double of Harris and Tom won their category by a long way, overtaking 6 crews on the way down. In the singles, Richard won J18 category by over a minute to be the fastest sculler of the day. Ed won his J16 category by a long margin with a very good time clocking under 20 minutes. Both J15 singles posted very respectable times and this race gave Isaac the win over quad companion Jack P. Darcey raced well with a time of 23.40 obviously everyone was scared off as she was the only competitor in her category.

Well done to Will, Dairui and Guy who all posted times within 5 seconds of each other, proving good competition. Just behind them was the J15 girls double and just behind them was Seb and Jack B in their double. Also well done to the other J15 double of Jack H and Elias who came second to an on form Kingston double.

Everyone put in a good performance and set a time to beat in 2 weeks time when they will row the same course at Kingston small boats head.