The biggest rowing event was held in Trafford this weekend

On a crisp and sunny day here in Trafford a special rowing event was taking place on the Bridgewater Canal.

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The event named as ‘The Head’ started at around 9am on February 24th just before the Seamons Road bridge, the rowers would then head 3.2km towards the finish at Walton Park in Sale.

A shorter 1km course was made for the juniors which started at Timperley Bridge.

The Trafford juniors continued their impressive start to the rowing season with the boys J15 quad and both girls J14 and J15 quads winning their races and two of the J15 boys getting back in a boat and winning the double race an hour later.

All 3 teams will be heading to the National Sculling Championships at Dorney Lake (home of the London Olympic rowing event) in a couple of weeks feeling confident in their performance so far.

The friendly rivalry between the Trafford men’s squad and the clubs masters squad saw
them both send an 8 down the long course. Last year the masters squad got within a few
seconds (2.2 to be precise!) of the men’s squad but this year that margin was increased to
just under 30 seconds.

Whilst the action was underway the club provided refreshments for both competitors and spectators, the club wishes to thank the many spectators that came out to cheer on the rowers.

Simon Reeves, Chairman of Trafford Rowing Club said.”It has been a wonderful day of
rowing in the sunshine.

“Thanks to all the competitors and volunteers who made the day run smoothly and also thanks to all the spectators who came and joined us on the canal, hopefully it has sparked an interest in the club. If you are interested in learning more please
contact us.”

Full results of the event can be found by clicking this LINK

For anyone interested in joining in on the fun at the club or for general information you can do so by clicking HERE


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