GBRT April Trials 2024

Success for BROOKES|Rowing at GB Trials This weekend, 21 BROOKES|Rowing athletes raced over two days at the GB Rowing Senior & U23 April Trials at Caversham. The crews were faced with challenging tail wind conditions which produced tight racing throughout the weekend. The time trials and semi-finals were raced on Saturday, with the finals taking place on Sunday morning. The Brookes women’s group had some standout results, perhaps their best ever performance at a GB Trial. Jenny Bates placed highly in the time trial and eased through her semi-final which earnt her an opportunity to race in the A-Final on the Sunday. In better conditions for the Sunday, Jenny blasted

Cambridge Women’s Fixture 2024

Yesterday saw the last of the women’s fixtures take place on the Tideway with Brookes taking on Cambridge University. There were some tricky conditions for all to deal with across all racing due to the amount of stream from recent rain, meaning that the flood tide was almost unrecognisable. In Blue boat fixture, two pieces were rowed between the start line in Putney and St Pauls and then the Mile Post for 8 minutes. In a heated race start, in initially rolling conditions, crews stretched onto race rhythm coming toward the end of Putney Embankment. Brookes, with the Middlesex station, were able to break ahead around the first bend and

Brookes vs Oxford Fixture 2024 – The Wallingford Derby

After a quiet start to the racing season in the UK, yesterday saw the return of the fixtures on the Tideway with the Brookes women taking on their upstream rivals, Oxford University. With calm water and blue skies, the conditions were ideal for a day of racing. The pieces for these fixture races took place as 3x 5-minute pieces along the Championship course. Oxford Brookes 1st VIII vs OUBC Blue Boat   In the Blue boat fixture, Oxford won the toss and chose the Middlesex station. Starting from a standing start Brookes got out to an early lead as the crews headed past Fulham Football Club. The crews were