I am pleased report that, following long distaJ16 4x at Schools Head Stroke Richard Hewitt, 3 Nick Fox, 2 Stuart Heap, Bow Jon Worboysnce trials at Boston and Peterborough, 4 of our athletes have been invited to attend the Great Britain Spring Trials in April; they are Dan Tipney, Adam Pennock, Jenny Forrester and Helen Brewer.
At the Boston trials, Dan had a good weekend by coming second in his single on the Saturday and winning with Andrew Walker of Leander on the Sunday in the doubles. Jenny and Helen came 6th and 7th on the Saturday in their singles and came second in the double on the Sunday. Adam did not have an invitation to spring trials after Boston, where he finished 16th on the Saturday and 5th on the Sunday in his single, so he had to go to trials at Peterborough. There he earned his invitation to Spring Trials by finishing fourth. Also at Boston, Nick Fox was invited to trial in the J18 event; alongside Dan and Adam he come a creditable 20th and 10th.
WJ 4x - Schools Head Stroke Emma Mitchell, 3 Jenny Forrester, 2 Annie Pace, Bow Helen BrewerIn December, the juniors travelled to Wycliffe and came back with 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. The Golds came in Novice Doubles for Stuart Heap and Richard Hewitt and in Women's J18 doubles. The Silvers came in J18 4x, J16 2x and Bronzes in J15 1x, J16 2x, Novice 2x, J16 1x and WJ18 1x.
There was no racing in January or February, but we were back for the Schools Head in March. We had entered 6 crews, but only 3 were accepted due to the large number of entries. The WJ18 4x came third in their event, only a couple of seconds behind second place, the J16 4x were second by 8 seconds to Kingston GS, and the WJ16 4x came 12th.
The juniors are now looking forward to their training camp in Belgium from 19th April to 25th April, and a good summer of racing.


Russell Peacock