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Hammersmith Head

The Senior Men were third overall - and second-fastest men, just 4.1 seconds behind a Molesey/IC dead heat - at Hammersmith Head, which secured the IM2 pennant.

The Senior Women's second eight had their second win of the season, taking WIM1, and the club had a share in two women's masters pennants: the TSS/Quintin/Kingston/London masters B crew won the B/C/D handicap event, and were sixth-fastest women's crew on raw time, while the TSS/Thames/Barnes Bridge Ladies/Kingston/Mortlake F boat won E/F.

The women's first eight were second in Senior, the masters women third in E/F, and the two WIM3 eights were seventh and tenth respectively.

Meanwhile, Masters F provided a race-off for the club's veteran men's groups, as Lawrence Williams reports:

Armed neutrality will only take you so far. What you need is open confrontation in the same age group, and Hammersmith Masters F provided it.

TGA (The Great Ache - parents of TSS ex-juniors) started two ahead of  LGF (Les Grands Fromages - the veteran men), having waited in the warm club house to boat late in the hope that an hour marshallining in the teeming rain would turn the Fromages a bit soggy. In fact, the sun came out, so that worked well.

Both crews set off at 31/32 and nothing much happened until Chiswick Eyot, when LGF started to make ground. Approaching the finish, LGF came up around the outside and the chairman's cortège swept into glorious proximity (not ahead, actually), under Hammersmith Bridge.

First slice to the Fromages, coming third with TGA fourth.

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