ROWING - Stratford’s women win at Peterborough - The Stratford Observer

ROWING - Stratford’s women win at Peterborough

Stratford Editorial 17th Aug, 2023   0

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club’s senior and masters women’s squad dominated proceedings at their latest outing in Peterborough.

Despite a strong tail wind, Stratford’s quad crew powered their way off the line to catch up to the team ahead who had a head start via a time handicap.

And the Stratford crew eventually took the race lead to win by point four of a second in a close finish.

Crew member, Charlotte Jones, said: “The crew overcame challenging conditions to win. It was a great win and great fun.”

The women’s masters double of Suzie Radley and Amanda Bowden comfortably won their heat and subsequent final in a time of 1 minute 55 seconds.

Club captain and stroke of the quad, Heather Hayton, added: “It is spectacular to see women, across all age groups, come together and succeed in their sport, inspirational.

“Added to that, the Stratford ladies won the most female events of the day.”

The senior women were also on top form as Alice Baines and Imogen North won the band two doubles event in a time of 1 min 46 secs.

And the pair took to the water again later in the day, with Elisabeth Edwards and Katy Thomas in the band two quads event.

The scratch crew surprised themselves after winning both their heat and final comfortably despite the blustery conditions in what was also Thomas’s first race since taking up the sport while at university.


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