Senior Women's Report

The Season 2004 So Far...

As we move forward, through the training camp in Hazewinkle and onward, here are the results for 2004 so far.


Abingdon head was not a race for the faint hearted with two very difficult bends to steer but after wise words from Andy and Russ as to the steering plan most banking incidents were avoided!.

In the first division Emily was the fastest woman sculler down the course in a time of 10.48. Kev was second in the S1 sculls with a time of 11.11. Clare was unfortunately victim of someone else’s very dodgy steering, which cost her some valuable seconds in a crash but still managed a time of 11.13 to be second in S2.
Louise won the novice sculls event in a time of 11.50. Catrin and Dani were second in the senior 3 double with a time of 10.41 and Lisa and Tamsin made a small detour into trees in the senior 4 double ending with a time of 12.04.

In the second division Tash won the S3 sculls in a time of 11.26 and Lisa and Louise were third in the novice doubles with a time of 11.11.

In the third division the two quads headed off, the S1 quad with Emily, Clare, Kev and I raced for time only completing the course in 9.15 . The S3 quad of Catrin, Tweaks, Dani and Tamsin were second in their category with a time of 10.14.


WHORR was a good day for the women’s squad, the first eight had a storming row, overtaking Upper Thames who then hung on to push us down the course. The result of 11th (10th after change to results) was a well deserved one and showed great promise for the season ahead. The second eight also had a great row and whilst they were a relatively scratch crew they produced a fantastic result of 89th(88th after change) putting both crews within the top 100. [Picture has been lost]


Reading seemed a perfect opportunity to field the boats for the WHORR (well as close as was possible). The first eight raced in the morning and won S1 putting in a time of 15:35, which made us the fastest women’s crew down the course.
The second eight was a completely scratch crew but managed to pull it together to produced a great time being third in S2 with a time of 16:21.


Henley was the first event of the New Year and despite the awful weather was a good start. The first eight won the WS2 category easily from the second eight. The S1 quad was second to UTRC and the coxless four suffered the same fate narrowly missing out on wining the event to UTRC again.