Hampton Rowing welcomed more than 477 crews from across England and Wales to the annual Hampton Fours and Eights Head.
The event involves a 3,000m time trial from Sunbury Lock to Hurst Park. Crews navigate the route one after the other with their individual times recorded. Medals are awarded to the highest placing finishers. The weather was almost perfect for the occasion with clear blue skies and sunshine for much of the day. Despite challenging conditions due to recent heavy rainfall, the young oarsmen and oarswomen coped well with the fast-flowing river to produce some quick race times. Hampton entered crews across the categories and recorded a number of high-placing finishes.
In the senior squad Captain of Boats, Joe Trevor, finished first in the J18 coxless four, along with Paul Carden, Matt Randall and Tom Shepherd. Meanwhile, Hampton’s 1st VIII and 2nd VIII both finished in second place. Lower down the School, our J16s also placed well with two second place finishes for both the J16 1st and 2nd VIII.
Hampton’s Director of Rowing, Mr Colin Greenaway, was delighted with the success of the day:
A huge thank you to all the Alumni, parents and volunteers who make this event possible. It was brilliant to see crews from across the country competing, especially with so many earlier rowing events being cancelled due to the recent heavy rain. I was extremely pleased with all the Hampton School crews who showed some very exciting performances, which will give them plenty of confidence for the School’s Head of River Race next month.
Results for the Hampton Fours and Eights Head by category and overall position can be found below:
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