Shrewsbury School

RSSBC: Schools’ Head of the River

Friday 28 March 2014

The Boat Club took a fleet of eight crews to the postponed Schools’ Head of the River held in London on Wednesday.  The event is a national competition that saw over three hundred crews racing over the 4.25-mile course. The Club produced some very encouraging results, with four of the eight crews winning bronze medals in their events: J15As (3rd of 26), J15Bs (3rd of 20), J16Bs (3rd of 10) and 3rd VIII (3rd of 6).

Shrewsbury were one of only two schools that had three crews inside the top 30. The 1st VIII came eighth (of 33) in a very tight field which saw 3 seconds separate 5th to 11th places. The 2nd VIII came fourth (of 12) in their event and the J16As came seventh (of 24).

The mixed quad had to endure a hail storm mid-race as they came in 4th in their event.

Many thanks to St Paul’s School for hosting the Shrewsbury crews.

The full results of the event can be found at

Photos of the crews can be found at and

To view a slideshow of images, please click on the image below:

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