Rowing goes from strength to strength

On Sunday 13 January, five crews from year 9 to 12 raced on the river Ouse in Bedford. From year 9 (J14s) Leah Collins, Elisa Morris, India Charlesworth, Xanthe Hudson and Julia Ortiz-Merzweiler (cox) raced 1500m.  The quad came second in their division beating not only seasoned opposition but also crews that train on this particular stretch of river. The year 10 (J15s) quad, consisted of Jessica Lunt, Molly Penketh, Alice Dutton, Emily Coulson and Grace Dudzicki (cox) for the 2000m race and the J15 quad rowed achieved a new PB. The J15 double, Esme Burke and Morgan Lee, raced 2000m and showed great potential  by coming third in their division. Our J16 double of Scarlett Angel and Felix Hornby raced over 2000m and they too got a new PB. Last but certainly by no means least was our J17 entry for the 2000m single, Sophie Hudson (year 12), who had an extraordinary day with two races, one in the J17 category, and the women’s adult crew race, coming a remarkable second in both.

– Mr Angel, Head of Rowing

This was an amazing day for our rowers and we share Mr Angel’s pride in these amazing athletes who have worked so incredibly hard to get to the standard they are at. Well done to all. Follow @sydrowing on Twitter to keep up to date with the team’s progress.