Nottingham CIty's team of the year 2014 wins again on the Tideway - 9 wins in 9 years!

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Monday, 11 May 2015 13:10 Written by Administrator

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The 75th Women's Head of the River Race from Mortlake to Putney,a distance of 4 miles 375 yards, took place early on Saturday 14th March on a cool day with what the Port of London Authority called 'average fluvial flow'.

The very first race,75 years ago, had three eights in it, this year there were three hundred crews and 2,700 women supporting the Sport England 'this girl can' campaign.

Nottingham Rowing Club,Nottingham City's Team of the year 2014 returned with the 'Provincial Pennant', their 9th pennant in 9 years. Nottingham Rowing Club currently hold the record time for Provincial Crews on the Tideway of 18min 57 54 secs .The crew, Kat Aguilar-Agon, Kirstie Maxfield, Jess Denman, Kyra Edwards (George Spencer School ), Laura Wheeler, Laura Champion, Anna Thornton (Becket School ) and Katie Bartlett coxed by Hannah York and coached by Dez Atkins started 8th and finished 17th. They were rowing in a new boat kindly loaned by local rivals Nottingham and Union Rowing Club. The prizegiving was by Annamarie Phelps,  Chairman of British Rowing, who three weeks before had attended the Club's annual dinner and sat with several of the prizewinners and their coach Dez Atkins.

 The 'B ' crew,coached by Club Captain Helen Bloor, started 27th  and finished 132nd. The overall winners were a combined international squad with Olympic medal winners on board including Katherine Grainger.