Wallingford Head 2021

BROOKES|Rowing produce exciting performances with both Women’s and Men’s crews on their home stretch at Wallingford Head

With a strong field of opposition entered at the weekend Oxford Brookes took on their first race in eights of the season. A crew from Oxford University containing several athletes who competed in Tokyo narrowly beat the Brookes first eight to overall victory by 2.8 seconds. The Brookes crew made up almost entirely of student men claimed second place by a margin of 14 seconds over Leander A.

There were wins in the morning division for the Women in U23 8+, Open Coxless Fours and Open Coxed Fours. The Brookes Men also claimed victory in Band 3 Open Eights. A great start to the season for many of our younger athletes who have all started studying at Oxford Brookes in September, and these result shows how well they are making the transition to the program at BROOKES|Rowing.

One of the highlights of the day was seen in the afternoon division. The Brookes Women having already raced in the morning went on to also claim an impressive second place behind a talented crew from Oxford. They were expertly steered by Harry Brightmore and beat two crews from Leander who hadn’t raced earlier in the day. Some great results by the whole of the women’s group as they look to build on the success of last year. There were other victories in the afternoon for the Men in Open U23 eights and Open Coxless Fours.

A great days weather and racing on the local stretch of river and an exciting period for the whole of the group showing reward for the hard work so far this season. We look forward to racing at Bristol University Head next weekend and pressing on towards the Christmas break.

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