Wallingford, BUCS and Chiswick
The 2019 summer racing season began well for Thames with a raft of wins at Wallingford, gold for Lizzy at BUCS, and pots for the juniors at Chiswick.
At Wallingford, Thames won both the men's and women's Challenge 8+ and Challenge 4-, men's Challenge and Club 4+, men's Challenge 2x and men's Club 8.
The women also finished 2nd in the Challenge 8+ and 4-. Thames was 2nd in W Challenge 2x, 3rd in W Club 4+, 4th in W Club 8+, 5th in Challenge 1x and Challenge 8+ and 6th in W Challenge 1x. Every women's boat and a majority of the men's made the finals (meaning the coaches also got a good workout cycling up and down the side of the lake).
Over in Nottingham Lizzy Fuller made history as the first rower to compete at BUCS Regatta for the University of the Arts London - picking up gold in W Lightweight Intermediate 1x in the process. After a solid time trial in the morning Lizzy won her semi. In the final she overhauled a fast-starting sculler in the second 500m and stretched out to win by three seconds.
The juniors raced at Chiswick Regatta on Saturday, but the stormy weather unfortunately meant some of their finals were cancelled. However Thames did win J18 2x, WJ18 2x and WJ16 1x.