Upper Thames Autumn Head 2014

A very full TRC trailer rolled into Henley early doors on Sunday. When it rolled out mid-afternoon, 7/8 events entered had been won, only one of the Men’s 8’s pennants escaping us by 1.6 seconds (to Leander’s Dev squad).

As a squad, our men’s crews from top to bottom showed a huge step on from a year ago in terms of blade work, fitness and above all – racing aggression. In particular the IM3 group really showed their strength where we not only won the IM3 8, beating all IM1 8’s bar our own crew, but also finishing 2nd in class with the IM3 B crew. However, the real results of the day must be the Novice Men and Women who won the 8’s pennants in good style - cue much shrieking from the Novice Women!

All told, not a bad start to the Autumn Head Racing but there will much bigger tests ahead, however it should give the squads some confidence as the training ramps up for the winter months.

Events won:
Elite 4-
Senior 4-
Elite 4+ (only boat entered but beat most 4-‘s!)
IM1 8+
IM3 8+ (and 2nd place)
Nov Men 8+
Nov Women 8+