Rowing success at the Dee and Fours Head
The Dee Autumn Head was a great day for King’s Rowing Club, as they picked up eleven wins across the events. The club produced a big turn out and crews from across the age ranges competed against the best from the North West. The J15 boys impressed with a strong Novice VIII victory whilst the J16 squad produced a win in the Novice Fours category as well as the J16 coxless pairs. Connor Morrison (U6CC) continued his strong run of form in the singles topping the KCH sculling list in a field of 12 scullers. The senior boys took a victory in the IM2 coxed four event, which was a good confidence builder in their preparation for the Fours Head the following week.
The girls had a strong day throughout the year groups, with the senior girls leading the day by being the quickest women’s VIII of the day. There were also wins for the J15 girls in their double and quad combinations. Both the senior girls’ quad and coxed four won their category.
The following week, the signs were good for King’s Rowing Club at the 2012 Fours Head of the River. With the senior boys still in mixed combinations, a finishing position of 5th in the IM2 coxed fours event was an excellent result, in a field of 61 crews the boys cut through the competition ahead of them to produce an encouraging time of 20 minutes dead. The girls’ senior coxed four replicated last year’s third place finish in the women’s junior coxed fours; however with three of the crew still J16s and one J17, the signs are good for the season ahead. The boys’ junior quad, competing in a tough event, finished a credible 13th out of 53 crews in 19:38, behind St Pauls. They were the second sweep championship crew on the day, a good measure of their progress.
The boys’ junior coxed four came 15th out of 19 crews, the girls’ junior quad 35th out of 44 crews. A successful venture to the Thames for the KSRC crews, who can now look forward to the next National event.
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