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