We are delighted to report some fantastic results from the Head of the Charles this year.

Women's Masters (40+) crew won a  2nd place silver medal and the Junior crews on their inaugural trip to Boston also acheived results to make us hugely proud.

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Cath Bishop, Katherine Grainger, Gillian Lindsay, Sarah Winckless, Beth Rodford, Jo Turvey, Ruth Naylor, Kate MackenzieP and cox Adrian Ellison formed the WMas crew.  In a superb boat provided by Resolute, with Concept 2 oars, the crew started Bow 11 and battled the elements over the famous Head of the Charles course, overtaking several crews and finishing in a strong second place. Another great Marlow row.

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The Women's Youth Fours ... Abbie Matthews, Izzy Taylor, Emily Bourne & Katy Claridge with a borrowed cox Cate Water ... completed a fine row, achieving a brilliant overall 14th out of a huge field of 85 entries!  This was followed by the Women's Youth Coxed Quad ... Georgia Dean, Abbie Bird, Charlotte Fennell, Georgia Matthews and cox Molly Fennell  ... who had a superb row achieving a hugely inspiring 3rd place BRONZE medal.

... a few hours later it was the turn of the boys ...

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The Men's Youth Four ... Will Treasure, Connor Fairman, Joe Long & Aiden Smith with a borrowed cox Emma Powers ... had a little more to contend with than the rest; everything was going according to plan until their fin came off!  However despite the challenges this presented they completed the race with a display of great spirit coming a respectable, fin-less 56th out of an 84 strong field.  The final Junior boat, the Men's Youth Coxed Quad ... John Cooper, Ben Simon, Sam Long & Joe Wolfin with borrowed cox Eleni Marcasciano ... produced a remarkable, awe inspiring row to earn themselves the overall 1st place GOLD, with over a 6 second lead!  A truly great result and an incredibly exciting start to their season!

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A huge well done and congratulations to each rower and to Molly Fennell for her coxing!  We are immensely proud of all that you have accomplished and for the great job you have done in raising our Club's profile.  Good Luck in Philly and thank you to Bret and all the parents who have helped to organise the trip and who are travelling with the crews to ensure their safety and welfare.