ROWING: Record-breaking girls take top honours

March has been a record breaking month for the Girls senior rowing squad.

The Girls 1st & 2nd VIIIs helped King’s secure the Victor Ludorum at the Runcorn Head at the start of the month, with the 1st VIII winning the overall event and Headship by 40 seconds and the 2nd VIII winning the 2nd tier event.

Following the success in the North West, both crews raced at the Nationals and the Schools’ Head in London where the 1st VIII finished sixth, the 2nd VIII in third place.

The final race of the term was the North of England Head on the River Dee, where the Girls 1st VIII set a new record, winning the Headship as the quickest Women’s crew of the day.

Individually, there have been further successes as Club Captain Lily Wood set a new club record for a 2000 metre ergo test. With a fantastic time of 7 minutes, 19.3 seconds, she broke the previous record which had stood for five years. 

David Blackham, Director of Rowing, is very proud of the girls’ performance.

He said: “The girls have had a brilliant month; they have set records, won two Headships and really raised the bar for girls’ rowing at King’s. Working with their coaches, Matt Jump and Val Edwards, both the 1st VIII and 2nd VIII have recorded some brilliant performances.

“Lily’s achievement on the rowing machine was the icing on the cake and a fine achievement, it will be a tough record to break!”