National Schools' Regatta
Fifteen Shrewsbury crews took to the water in this year's National Schools' Regatta, including nine eights - the largest contingent of Shrewsbury crews at the event in recent history. Nine of them made it through to the final, placing them in the top six in the country in their event.
There were encouraging results across all the age groups, with the J16s recording the most impressive set of results: the A crew won bronze medals and the B crew came home with silver.
The nine crews to reach the finals were: J14 As (5th), J15 As (5th), J15Bs (4th), J16As (3rd), J16Bs (2nd), J16 IV- (5th), 1st IV+ (4th), 2nd VIII (5th), 3rd VIII (4th)
Despite wet and muddy conditions, the support from staff and parents was fantastic. Many thanks to the catering team for putting on a fantastic lunch for crews and supporters.
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The crew were very fortunate to be able to stay and train out of Leander Club and were extremely well catered for, with mammoth-sized food portions to keep them going.
One week later, at the latter end of the half term exeat, the 1st VIII enjoyed two tough days of training and seat racing on the Henley Regatta course .
On Sunday 1st June the crew raced in the Metropolitan Regatta. The event took on a new format, with 45 crews taking part in a time trial before being split into speed order semi-finals and finals. The 1st VIII were one of only two school crews amongst a high-calibre field, including crews from Leander, Molesey and Oxford Brookes.
In the time trial the crew came 23rd, placing them in the C/D semi-final. The crew produced a great race in the semi-final with some very close racing and came in third, placing themselves into the C final alongside National Schools' winners Abingdon. In the final the crew did well, coming in fourth to finish 18th overall and improving on their time trial result.