The senior squad have just returned from a successful weekend at Rutherford Head in Newcastle – the first VIII race of the year! First to race in the morning division was the men’s IM3 8+ (Will Moreland, Seb Dooley, J-L Wilkinson, Ivor Green, Allie Macfarlane, Tim Seeger, Hugh Crawshaw, Ed Williams & Emily Greenaway) who won their division and were the second fastest men’s college eight despite their cox box breaking just as the race started. In the afternoon division, the men’s VIII split into two IVs – an IM2 4+ of Will Moreland, Seb Dooley, J-L Wilkinson, Ivor Green & Emily Greenaway and an IM3 4+ of Hugh Crawshaw, Tim Seeger, Allie Macfarlane, Ed Williams & Mike Foulkes. The IM2 4+ came 5th of 9 in their category, and were the second fastest college men’s IV. The IM3 4+ were 2nd out of 12 in their category and were the 5th fastest college IV. The men also had a novice IV racing of Andy Bridgman, Ross Williams, Rob Sinclair, Tim & Jess Hof who came 5th of 12 in their category and were the second fastest men’s novice college IV.
The women’s squad had two eights racing – an IM3 8+ and a NOV 8+. The IM3 8+ consisted of Lucy Iball, Ffion Roberts, Charlie Denney, Jasmine Tredget, Kiera Rosenwold, Beth Kazmierski, Lydia Backhaus, Tabitha Serle & Ellie Phipps. The IM3 8+ came 6th out of 12 in their category and were the third fastest women’s college eight. The NOV 8+ consisted of Fiona Hardyman, Jessica Wood, Sasha Storey, Harriet Edgar, Anna Green, Caitlin Gibb, Cat Conquest, Caitlin Helmers & Alice Mathews. The NOV 8+ won their category, consisting of 7 boats and were the fastest women’s novice college eight.
A massive well done to everyone who raced – a great day was had by all!