Shrewsbury School

Bedford Small Boats Head, 12th October 2014

Tuesday 14 October 2014

On a lovely calm autumn day, the J16 squad and two J15 coxed fours travelled to Bedford for this early season race to blow away some cobwebs on the River Ouse.

The majority of the J16s were racing in coxed fours, pairs and single sculls. The main priority of the day was to learn something about racing the smaller boat types (this being the first time that most of the boys had raced them externally) and to put into practice some of the technical points that we've worked on in the first few weeks of term.

It was a positive day of competitive training. A special mention must go to Barney Fox (PH) who finished 3rd in a field of 30 J16 single sculls.

The J15 boys performed well on the short 2K course, racing in both J15 and Novice 4s they recorded a 1st and 2nd place, so a great start to their season!

The crews ended up in a very close race, being separated by only 3 seconds over the 8-minute course.

Winners: A Stopnevich, T Shepherd-Cross, S Walker, B Lo, B Rutter (cox) (pictured)

2nd place: M Craik, T Brennan, E Lewis, B Kwok, F Mason-Hornby (cox)

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