Henley Sculls win for Nottingham

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Monday, 17 November 2014 13:04 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 13:27

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Henley Sculls is a timed race for single and crew scullers that is held on the Thames and includes the famous reach used for the Henley Royal Regatta (total distance of the head race is about 3000 m). Because of heavy recent rainfall, times in this upstream race were slow.

Racing took place in two divisions, in cool and overcast conditions. Nottingham Rowing Club sent Juniors and Veterans to the event - and returned with one trophy, although there were several near-misses.

Winners of the Women's Intermediate 2 Double Sculls, coached by Martin Kay, were Priya Jenkins and Siena Hayes, both pupils at Loughborough Girls High School. They were just ahead of Henley Rowing Club, who were of course rowing on their home water. Second in the Women's J16 Doubles were Priya Jenkins and Charlotte Brown (Nottingham Girls High School). Third in the Women's J18 Doubles were Siena Hayes and Katie Swales (South Nottinghamshire Academy).

At the same time, 10 members of the club, mainly coached by Julie Edwards or Dez Atkins, attended the GB Rowing Team's 1st Assessment on the River Witham in Boston (see separate report).

Next weekend several Juniors will attend trials for Team GB 2015 in Boston, Lincolnshire.