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Advice for competitive rowers: always read the small print before entering a head race. In the case of Newark, it stated that ‘Crews should note it is an 8.5 km row to the start’. Clearly this was not heeded by any of the Loughborough Masters, who had only homed in on the fact that racing 5K downstream in an Eight with the wind behind would be an easy day out. Continue reading
On Saturday, Loughborough Boat Club hosted their annual rowing race on the River Soar, with 93 boats from 18 rowing clubs competing to be crowned ‘Head of the Soar’. Generally referred to as ‘The Soar Head’, the event saw crews racing over a 3 kilometre course in ‘time-trial’ format. Continue reading
In a sneaky move, Mike and Scott broke away from the mainstream to try and find glory at the Huntingdon Head. Alas, a twisty river and some faster opposition put paid to their plans but valuable experience was gained on this unfamiliar stretch of water. Continue reading
Pairs head is a particularly difficult race held on the Thames each October. The nature of small boats and potential autumnal conditions can make it a tricky course yet Erica and Zoe decided to take ‘Therapy’ on board and head for the Capital. Continue reading