Schools’ Head of the River
Hampton’s rowers enjoyed strong results across the board in the annual School’s Head of the River.
The School’s Head is the UK’s largest school-age head race, and attracts entries from crews across the UK. The results show that Hampton continues to compete at the very top of school rowing with seven out of the eight crews placing in the top three in their category.
The Championship VIII finished seventh in a tough field and the J18 2nd VIII finished 2nd. The J18 3rd VIII finished 3rd, a solid result, which can be improved as the squad resturns to full fitness for the summer.
Lower down the School crews enjoyed excellent finishes, with all teams placing on the podium. The J16 Championship VIII finished 2nd and J16 2nd VIII came top in their category.
The Fourth Years, in their first appearance in the race, put on a great showing. The J15 Championship VIII came 3rd, and both the 2nd and 3rd VIIIs topped their respective races.
Director of Rowing, Mr Colin Greenaway, was once again pleased with the showing from all the crews
“These were really strong results for the Boat Club. The senior teams performed well against some strong competition, and the younger years were extremely promising. The challenge continues to be to produce more winning crews as we look to build on these exciting results into the Easter break and on to the National Schools Regatta.”
Photos: thank you to Trevor Butler and Gail Fogarty