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27th September - Great River Race (Greenwich to Ham). Boats expected at Chiswick Bridge from 2.45pm
4th October - Pairs Head (race start 1pm). River closed noon to 3.30pm
1st November - Fours Head (race start 9.45am). River closed 8.45am to 12.15pm
2nd November - Veteran Fours Head (race start 11am). River closed 10am to 1.30pm
23rd November - Novice Winter Regatta
29th November - Scullers Head (race start 9.30am). River closed 8.30am to noon
30th November - Allom Cup
Italics indicate events for which the river will not be closed
For full details, see the Notice to Mariners U18 of 2014
The women's IM1 quad of Judith Schulz, Rowi Mortimer, Caroline Matthews and Elaine Johnstone were the overall winners of the Boston Rowing Marathon on Sunday, completing the 31-mile course in 3:33.14 (a second and a half ahead of the fastest men's crew) and lowering the WIM1 quad course record by some thirty-seven minutes.
Roger Swift, racing in G singles, also won his category and also took just over a second off the course record, while Peter Watts (F single) finished in 4:29.23.
The 2014-15 season got off to its traditional start with the Bernie Thompson Challenge Sculls.
Forty-two single scullers and five crew boats completed the TSS to Beverley Brook out-and-back course, with Nathan O'Reilly finishing first overall and winning the Bernie Thompson trophy for fastest non-elite sculler for the second successive year.
Fastest junior man, and sixth overall, was Olly, just ahead of the veteran men's winner Simon Suthers. Jess Brown was the fastest woman, with Meg fastest junior and third-placed woman, and Jo Al-Janabi again claimed the veteran women's pennant.
The Great Ache returns to the Ouse
The prospect of your cox having to lie face down facing backwards fumbling about under the boat for weed wrapped round the fin 2k into a 22k race tends to fill a crew with something less than confidence, even when the athlete in question possesses the pantherlike agility displayed by Kristian. These were the conditions The Great Ache faced in the Saturday afternoon warm-up for the Great Ouse Marathon. The spirits of any lesser crew would have sagged, particularly when we found we’d managed to book ourselves in for a Saturday night curry at a restaurant that didn’t serve alcohol.
However, a heart attack on a plate-style Sunday morning breakfast at the Little Chef restored morale. Suitably fortified, and with the weed dispersed by the ninety crews that had started ahead, the eight set off through fabulous countryside in bright sunlight and with an auspicious cross-tail wind, intent on having a go at their previous year’s Masters E record of 1:29.46.
Timings at 5k intervals indicated that the record was on, but the wind had other ideas and moved round against TGA, who crossed the line second overall in 1:29.53 – seven seconds adrift. TSS still holds the record, but it’s a year older now – just like us. LW
The crew: Marcus Hine, Doug Johnstone, Derek Bond, David Best, Mike Phelan, Noel Davison, Ben Bridger, Chris Shea, Kristian Wentzel (cox)