Head of The River Race
Temperatures rising, clocks moving forward, spring has sprung, and the head season has now come to a close.
After the late cancellation of women’s head of the river, eyes were on this weekend’s weather to see if the men’s event would go ahead. The weather delivered, with the club arriving in London to warm sunshine and an incredibly still Thames compared to the normal conditions for the March head races.
Running the reverse of The Boat Race course, Nottingham had five crews racing over the divisions, and left with a positive set of results under the belt before the regatta season kicks off.
In their third race since taking up the sport in September, the novice men’s eight demonstrated the improvements they’re making. Being set off near the back of the crews at 288, the boys pieced together the longest race they’ve faced, more than twice as long as the novice BUCS head course, and put in a time that saw them climb up to 217. This substantial jump put a good number of crews behind them and should give them confidence for the rest of their novice season.
The lightweights again faced stiff competition from the Newcastle crew whose sharpness netted them 24th place overall. Coming together from their work in smaller boats, the men found some rhythm down the course and placed a neat 60th, close to last years finish, showing some potential to work on for later this year.
The heavyweights split into two boats with
In response to the cancellation of the women’s event earlier this month, the HoRR
The results together this year sees the club place three crews in the top 100, another step on and a respectable performance from a club of this size. Four years ago our senior boat started 196th. This year our senior boat finished 31st.
I’d also like to note how great it is to see so many strong performances coming from a growing list of alumni continuing their rowing since leaving
|UoNBC A (Senior)||31|
|UoNBC B (Lwt)||60|
|UoNBC C (Inter)||85|
|UoNBC D (Novice)||217|
|UoNBC A-w (Women)||4|