A weekend of success in London and Gloucester for Ross RC
The weekend saw the Ross ladies squad competing in the Women’s Head of the River Race. Ross was one of the very few provincial clubs to enter two crews in this event. It takes place on the Thames over the Boat Race course and attracts the best women rowers from all over Europe.
Undaunted by the location or competition both Ross crews delivered excellent performances. The Ross A crew of Cox; Dan Ruck, Hannah Jones, Emily Preece, Ruth Davies, Holly Campbell Nicky Wild, Cathy Fletcher, Annie Williams Geena Watling, finished 208 over all out of the 320 crews.
The B crew of crew Cox – Morgan Baynham Williams, Karen Blackwood, Gina Butler, Laura Martin, Dawn Evans, Geraldine Calcraft, Chris Crowhurst, Jackie Baynham, Sheron Dean Lucas, which ranked a very credible 268. Ladies captain Sheron Dean Lucas commented "This was great result, with both crews Rowing superbly. This firmly establishes Ross as a leading club in women’s rowing in the West Midlands and bodes very well for the coming regatta reason."
Ross also competed this weekend at the Gloucester Head of the River. Taking part were large sections of the Junior academy and Men’s squads. The Junior Academy delivered 5 wins, with a clean sweep in women’s double sculls. Amy and Ellie won the W13 and Wj14 events and Kelly and Rosie won Wj15 and Wj16 events. The day was caped off with a terrific win for Lucy Jones in women’s J15 1x.
Captain Ian Howell commented; "This was a great weekend for all the club. The Ladies especially deserve high praise for their dedication and commitment over the winter. It was also terrific to see the Junior squad preparation for interregional trials coming together."