ROWING - Radley tops division in Vesta International Masters Head of the River Race - The Stratford Observer

ROWING - Radley tops division in Vesta International Masters Head of the River Race

Stratford Editorial 2nd Apr, 2024 Updated: 3rd Apr, 2024   0

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club’s Suzie Radley topped her division competing in the Vesta International Masters Head of the River Race.

Radley won the Masters D VIII division in a time of 19 minutes and 59 seconds – a faster time than the winning Masters C VIII.

And Stratford’s novice masters women’s crew took on the challenge of rowing 6.7km along the championship course in London.

Coxed expertly by Jen Carey, the crew of Jane Cryer, Lin Hansen, Katie Burman, Ruth Poulten, Caroline Collins, Vicki Noyes, Clare Booth and Rona Fitzpatrick raced in a field of 260 masters’ boats from Chiswick through to Putney.

After several weeks of tough river conditions, the weather improved allowing the ladies crew to row a solid rhythm and finish strongly.

Masters vice captain, Amanda Bowden, said: “Particular thanks to the fabulous support crew – Esme and Alfie Booth and Paul Fitzpatrick.

“Also a special mention to our wider group of masters’ ladies for their significant support over the last ten weeks through training, coxing and coaching. A great first race experience and plenty to build on.”

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