Seven medals on the river Severn for the second year running

Stourport Boat Club played host to their annual small boats head race, on the 4000m downstream course on the river Severn. Loughborough Boat Club came away with seven Medals for the second year running.

First place and winners medals went to Kate Henry, Anna Beck, Lynda Kaergaard and Suze Wynne coxed by Tim Ives in W.NOV 4+. Piped to second position by their club mates were Jenny Smith, Gill Kershaw, Sandra Martin and Di Hope-Cocayne with cox Mike Targett who also raced in W.NOV 4+. Both teams posting a faster time than their rivals and hosts Stourport BC.

In W.IM3 4+ Erica Gummery, Emily Quinton, Lucy Agar and Zoe Poyner coxed by Oisin McNally-Reilly just missed out on medals. Erica Gummery and Zoe Poyner also rowed in W.IM3 2- with a very impressive time. Lucy Agar partnered with Beth Henry in W.IM3 2X finished in second position so no medals this year girls.

However Anna Beck was the star of the show, picking up her second medal, this time sculling in W.NOV 1X. The closest result of the day only one second securing victory, but as they say every second counts! An excellent performance by the Ladies Squad, with some new and first time racers.

Tom Scholefield and Rob Parks posted the fastest time for a LBC crew in IM2.2X but missed out to Worcester. Tom Scholefield raced for time only in SEN.1X, and Rob Parks gained second position in IM3.1X.

With 19 pairs competing at the event, competition was very high indeed. Captain Keith Hudson was partnered again with Richard Goodwin in IM2.2- and Charlie Henry and Andy Martin joined forces in MasC.2-. Both pairs raced well but no medals this time.

Junior scullers Matilda Haines and Emily Senior impressed yet again with an aggressive performance in WJ14.2X, no doubt would have continued their winning streak but no competition meant time only for the girls. The seventh and final medal was awarded to Oisin McNally-Reilly who swapped his coxswain seat for a sculling seat in his first head race and found victory in J15.1X. Another Medal haul for LBC who are now focusing on the up coming ‘Soar Head’ which will take place on Saturday 24th November.