Yesterday saw Upton’s women’s crews winning three more events at Gloucester. In Women’s Masters A/B double sculls, Sally and Debs were drawn against a strong Gloucester crew who had beaten them by some distance at Llandaff last month, but this time it was a different story. Upton took the early lead and seemed to have the race under control, but Gloucester mounted a fierce attack in the closing stages and Sally and Debs had to fight hard to hold on, crossing the line with a victory by just three feet. This took them to the final where they met a lively crew from Cotswold Rowing Club but gradually opened up a lead to win by a length and three quarters.
The women’s Masters E quadruple scull of Linda, Pippa, Trish and Jo were drawn against a crew from City of Swansea and put in a strong performance that resulted in … Continue reading
Thanks for participating in the final minihead of the season. Great turnout and some good racing. Thanks also to our starters Ferg and John, and our finishers Bruce and Marc.
Ron has also sent a link to his videos:
Here are the results:
Another good turnout for the last event of 2016. 10 crews and lots of tight racing.
Here are the results before and after ‘adjustment’
Next miniheads are :
29 Jan 17
26 Feb 17
19 March 17.
Thanks to the timekeepers
I hope everyone enjoyed the minihead today. Conditions were surprisingly good and we had the biggest turn out for at least several years with 14 crews. Thanks to all the timekeepers and for everyone helping get things going, particularly those who joined scratch crew or coxed.
Well done to the quad for being fastest on the water (and beating Jules for the first time?), though once handicapping was applied, Jules proved too quick for everyone else. Debs and Stuart did an impressive double race, having gone out early in the double before coming back to do it all again in different crews. Amazingly their self timing put them second on handicap!
Next Minihead is Saturday Dec 31st at 10am.
Crews from Upton Rowing Club have started the winter training season strongly with impressive performances in international and regional competitions.
Two crews represented Upton RC at the Pairs Head in London in mid October with top club scullers Julian and Tabitha Scrivener winning the mixed Masters D doubles event and the ladies pair of Liz Elston and Maggie Jameson coming second in their Masters E/F category. The following week the Scriveners travelled to Boston, MA to compete in the Head of the Charles, (the world’s largest rowing event with around 11,00 elite athletes taking part annually), where they finished 15th out of a field of 37 crews in their event. Scarcely over his jet lag, Julian then competed in the Masters E single sculls at Gloucester at the end of October, securing a winning margin of almost four minutes.
This weekend the club had five crews racing at Stourport Small Boats Head, although due to the relatively small number of clubs competing, only three Upton crews actually had opposition with the others racing as ‘time only’. The … Continue reading