Written by Squad Captain Hugh Crawshaw
Cuth’s senior Men’s squad had an excellent start to the season at Tees Small Boat’s Head this weekend. Some hard and focused training during two weeks of preseason definitely seemed to pay off as all three racing fours produced some excellent results.
For many of the squad it was their first time to Stockton, and the weather responded with near perfect rowing conditions- hopefully not the last we will see of the sun this term.
The Novice 4+ of Jess Hof (cox), Chris Rousell, Hal Endersby, Kajwan Rasul and Alex Bibby had a storming row, overtaking a more experienced Aidan’s boat while rowing in an older, wooden four. They came an impressive second overall in their category behind a more experienced Hatfield crew.
The IM3 4+ of Michael Foulks (cox), Ross Williams, Andy Bridgman, Allie Macfarlane and Ed Williams and the IM2 4+ of Fiona Hardyman (cox) J-L Wilkinson, Tim Seeger, Hugh Crawshaw and Robert Sinclair both posted fast times, coming third and joint first out of the college fours entered, with the latter winning the IM24+ category.
Overall this is very pleasing for the squad and we will look to build the momentum through to the next race, Tyne United Small Boats head on the 18th October and beyond for the rest of the season.
Written by Squad Captain Tabitha Serle
Tees Small Boats Head proved to be a promising start for the women’s squad this season, and a good base to move off from. The four of Jess Wood, Jasmine Tredgett, Tabitha Serle and Claire Adams, coxed by Michael Webb, was the fastest college crew in its category, putting them in a strong position for future races. The four of Lydia Backhaus, Vixy McNish, Alex Cooper and Tara Love, coxed by Alistair Stewart, also performed well after just a week of training together. The women’s squad is looking forward to Tyne Small Boats Head next weekend.