It's been a crowded few weeks for the Boat Club, but we seem to have made it through with out any major scares (Shahrukh's trip to dove pier below Hammersmith bridge non-withstanding!). The Schools Head, National Junior Sculling Head, NJIRC and Kingston Head have rounded out an extremely busy winter racing season, and I think for now everyone is glad!
Results at the Schools Head and National Junior Sculling Head were mixed. The senior squad, hampered by illness and injury, lined up with two completely different scratch crews at the back-to-back events. The juniors had better luck, with good results for the J15 boys and girls and a promising 6th from a below strength J16 quad!
Tiffins first entry to the Nat' Junior Indoor Rowing Champs' at Battersea was also a success. Richard Clarke (J16) and Tim Livingston (J14) picked up bronze medals, while Jon Williams pulled an incredible 6.19 2K to take silver in the J18 event. Tiffin Girls also turned out in force, with 7 (?) entrants.
Kingston Head yesterday proved a fitting end to a turbulent winter however, with the J18 4x (Jonathan, Arran, Josh, Greg) winning their event! The "experimental" J16 8+ put out it's first ever race against tough opposition, and can only get better. To round it off, a time only crew 4x consisting of George, Alex, James H and Michael H won the second division by a convincing 40 second margin, prompting the succinct conclusion from the line judge of; "bl**dy hell!" Altogether, strong rowing from all boys and girls, and thanks to everyone who has turned out over the last few months to race, support or coach. We can't do it without you!
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