Trafford Rowing Club has been extremely busy with all the squads in action across the country.
The women’s, mens and masters squad all attended the Head of the River Race across the weekend which is run over the boat race course on the Thames.
Saturday’s event was the largest women’s rowing event in the world with around 3000 women taking part, with a similar number of men taking part on the Sunday.
Jo Payne, Womens Captain at Trafford said, ‘To row such an iconic river is amazing and I am delighted with the team’s performance. We have been training hard for this event and it has definitely paid off – we are already planning next year’s trip.’
Whilst the senior teams were in London the junior teams were competing at the National Sculling Championship at the Olympic venue at Dorney Lake.
The three quads WJ15, WJ14 and J15 all rowed exceptionally well with the WJ15 squad 8th and the WJ14 and J15 squads both 19th. All beating some impressive competition.
Simon Reeves, Chairman of Trafford Rowing Club said, ‘This has been a great learning experience for the crews, they have now seen where they are compared to the best crews in the country and we are delighted how close we are to the top. We are a small club without the resources and strength in-depth of some of the big clubs but the crews showed great determination today and are focused on closing that gap still further throughout this year.’
To top a great week WJ15 pair Katie and Ellie have been chosen to represent the North West at the National Inter-Regional Championships later in the year.
(Image: Jon Hardisty)