Another weekend down and another local event done. Last Sunday we moved to the river for competition as Trentside hosted the Nottingham Autumn Head race, spreading 9 boats across 3 divisions this event gave the club the chance to give lower status crews an opportunity to gain some race experience against more evenly matched competition, and for our GB trialists to get some longer distance race prep done in their singles.
The morning saw 5 single scullers take to the water, with 3 winning their categories, and the other 2 placing second, they all performed well beating their competition by decent margins and against many senior scullers. These results bode well for this weekend as they travel to Boston for the erg and water trials.
In the afternoon our intermediate and novice crews took over, the women's four and quad both gaining comfortable wins against local competition after little time together. Our intermediate four also won their category, and as the fastest coxed boat of the day beat winners of all the categories above them as well. The final crew put out was a novice four, these boys took up the sport after attending our taster sessions in welcome week and after a month of training came away with 3rd place in their category, against a number of crews from the region with vastly more experience than them.
These two weeks, with events attended by a range of athletes, from our fresh novices, intermediates, and top seniors, have set down a big mark in the region and across the country, with results demonstrating potential for an exciting year for all involved as we move onward and upward.
Corrigendum: We incorrectly stated in our report on the Senior British Championships that our lightweight W4X was the fastest of the day, they were in fact the second fastest crew in the final publish results. We apologise for the inaccuracy.