Saturday 24th November saw only the second race of the Autumn term, such has been the nature of getting some good training completed – logistics as ever with rowing are hugely challenging, but none-the-less, two trailers worth of boats were loaded and transferred to Hampton. Over 700 boats raced over two Divisions across the day, and the Boat Club boys were out in force from Year 10-13.
The boat club enjoyed two category wins which was great! Julian Van Gelderen, fresh from his success at the recent Great Britain trials continued his good form in winning the J18 singles event, before teaming up with Ryan Delaney in the afternoon to come second in the doubles, a really good result against a strong field. Meanwhile the J15 year 10 coxed quad of Charlie Warren, Marcus Chute, Dylan James, Max Griffin-Sadler and cox William Parr raced really well in their first head of river in the quad, and won the event by 8 seconds. All of them raced well in the singles too.
Other notable performances included first ever races for Freddie Rosen and Lewis Fraser who both started rowing in year 10, and Jake Ingham who continues to show he is the toughest boat club boy currently with another stirring performance in the J15 singles, despite being of a slighter stature – don’t EVER tell him he is too small, he is the epitome of the quote, “it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!”
Well done to all the boys who raced!
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