Dazzling week for junior rowers

The nation’s junior rowers have enjoyed a blockbuster week, contesting the Oarsport Junior Sculling Head on Monday (19th March) and the Schools’ Head of the River Race on Tuesday.

Eton-Dorney – the London 2012 Olympic venue – played host to Monday’s JSH, which saw competitors from across the UK gather to race in quads and octuples.

J16, J17, and J18 crews completed three 1800m legs on the Olympic water, with J15 contenders completing two legs.

Event victories went to Marlow RC (J17.4x- / W.J15.4x+ / W.J15.8x+), Windsor Boys School (J16.4x-), Wallingford RC (W.J16.4x-), Walton RC (W.J17.4x-), Runcorn RC (W.J18.4x-), Westminster School BC (J18.4x-), Trentham BC (J15.4x+), Grange School BC (J15.8x+), Headington School BC (W.J14.4x+), Lady Eleanor Holles School BC (W.J14.8x+), Henley RC (J14.4x+), and Kings School Chester BC (J14.8x+).

See the full division-by-division provisional results at www.thescullery.org.uk, and photos from the event are available to purchase from www.bigblade-photos.com.

After the dust settled at Dorney, attention shifted to the Tidal Thames for the prestigious Schools’ Head of the River Race.

Defending champions Abingdon School were crowned winners in the Eights, finishing the Championship Course in 16 minutes and 53 seconds.

Lady Eleanor Holles took to the Women’s Eights crown in a time of 19:02 – successfully regaining their crown after 2011’s record-breaking triumph.

See the full list of results from the 2012 Schools Head at http://www.rowing.biddulph.btinternet.co.uk/SHORR_Overall_Results.pdf.

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