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Trafford Rowing Club invites everyone to the ‘Head of the Bridgewater’ rowing festival next month

Trafford Rowing Club would like to invite people to join them at the Trafford ‘Head of the Bridgewater’ on the 24th February at Walton Park Sports Centre on Raglan Road in Sale.

‘The Head of the Bridgewater’ is a 3.2k time trial event which will see around 150 crews from clubs from the north west competing throughout the day between 9am and 4pm.

A ‘Head’ race is a time trial with boats set off at short intervals covering the course as quickly as possible, as the canal is very narrow in places it can make for some great racing.

The course starts between the Budenberg Apartments and Oldfield Keys Marina in Altrincham before coming underneath the A56 bridge at Broadheath, continuing through under the Park Road Bridge at Timperley and finishing at the clubs boathouse in Walton Park, Sale. The quickest teams will cover the distance in around 10 minutes.

In addition to the racing Trafford Rowing club, now in its 71st year, will be hosting a barbeque at its clubhouse and there will be a cake stall and hot / cold drinks available in the Scout Hut in Walton Park. There will also be lots of fun activities in our games tent for rowers and non-rowers alike.

Simon Reeves, Chairman of Trafford Rowing Club said: “Historically rowing was not seen as a sport for everyone, but we want to show everyone that isn’t the case.

“The recent successes Team GB have had have propelled the sport into the mainstream and our membership is higher than ever.

“As a club we do take our racing seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously that we lose the friendly atmosphere in the club.

“New members are made to feel welcome and we have active recreational, veteran and junior sections as well as the men’s and women’s senior squad.

“The Trafford Head is a great opportunity for people to come and see what the club is all about and find out more about joining us, Trafford race in Black and Green kit so feel free to cheer us on.

“Even if you have no interest in joining the club the barbeque, cakes and atmosphere will make for a great day out in the sunshine (fingers crossed!).”

For more information about Trafford Rowing Club go to http://www.traffordrowing.club or http://www.facebook.com/traffordrowing

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