Nottingham Rowing Club girls are the fastest club

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:34 Written by Administrator

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The Schools' Head of the River, rowed on the Thames from Mortlake to Putney, was held on Tuesday 20th March. More than 300 eights, fours and quadruple sculls from all the major public schools and rowing clubs in the country took part.

Nottingham Rowing Club, with coach Claire Parnell, entered a girls' Junior 18 quad, although three of them were under that age. Mary Wilson (Nottingham Girls' High School), Anna Thornton, Olivia Duckworth (both from Fernwood School, Wollaton) and Livy Kay (Rushcliffe School, West Bridgford) were the first club crew home in a field of 18 but they had three public school crews ahead of them in Latymer Upper, Headington and Canford.

Parent Andrew Wilson, who watched the race, felt that the girls had made up time in the early stages of the race but had some difficult steering to go round eights that they were overtaking which clearly slowed them down.

The Nottingham Rowing Club juniors, both boys and girls, will be involved in Team GB trials over the next few weeks.