Shrewsbury School

Metropolitan Regatta 2018

Thursday 7 June 2018

The 1st VIII enjoyed a training camp at Henley over the second weekend of half-term in order to familiarise themselves with the 2,112m Henley Royal Regatta course and to race at the Metropolitan Regatta.

The crew put in some good mileage on the course and enjoyed the opportunity of training out of Leander Club. 

On Sunday they raced at the Met, starting with a time trial which saw 66 crews taking part. The crews were made up predominately of senior men’s club and university crews. The 1st VIII put in a strong result to come 10th in the time trial and secure themselves a place in the A/B semi-finals alongside some impressive competition. 

The crew missed out on a place in the A final but put in a very strong performance in the B final to come 2nd, which was no mean feat given the quality of the crews in the event.

Athol Hundermark
Director of Rowing
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