On a day when other races around the country succumbed to the icy weather, Hampton Head remained on, and 18 third formers headed to London to brave the River Thames for the very first time.
Racing in two matched octuples named "Lennon" and "McCartney", all of the boys raced with great control and power. "Lennon" benefitted from its members spending more time on the water in the last few weeks, and came away with a fantastic silver medal, just 5 seconds behind King's Chester. A number of the rowers in "McCartney" share their time this term between rowing and other sports, so 11th place out of the 30 crews competing shows the potential that they have as oarsmen.The combined times of our two crews made Shrewsbury the fastest team on the water.
We will now begin the process of starting to construct A, B, C (and potentially D) octos for the National Junior Sculling Head in March on Dorney Lake (just 4 months before it plays host to the Olympic Games!).