Hampton rowers have enjoyed success at the first two national races of the year, the Schools Head of the River race and The Scullery, laying down markers for the rest of the season.

Hampton had 16 crews racing across the two major events, with eleven boats racing over the 5000m course on the River Thames, while five J14 crews took to the water at Eton’s Dorney Lake in a 3600m time-trial against the clock.

Hampton’s 1st Eight finished fifth in Championship Eights, beating strong crews from both Shrewsbury and St Edward’s Schools. Lower down the School, our J16 2nd Eight and J15 2nd Eight both finished second in their event.

At The Scullery, five J14 Octuples rowed with determination in their first national event and came away with strong results throughout the squad.

The J14A Octuple finished second, missing out on the Gold Medal by nine-hundredths-of-a-second. Meanwhile, the J14C Octuple crossed the line in third and our D and E crews won their category.

All the Hampton crews will be looking forward to their Easter training camps ahead of National Schools Regatta in May.

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