Huntingdon Head of the River


By Sarah Watson

There was success for city scullers at the weekend, where Peterborough crews competed at Huntingdon head, the majority of the crews who entered taking home a medal.

Chris Elder took home 2 medals from the event in both the Open double and Masters A single. He joined forces with Joshua Seagrave to achieve a time of 12:41 which was the fastest time of the day out of over 40 crews competing on the Great Ouse’s 3400 metre course. Their time was 47 seconds quicker than a Huntingdon double that took second position.

Elder won his single by 24 seconds ahead of a Huntingdon sculler. Seagrave also competed in  the Open singles event where he placed second out of 4 scullers.

Sarah Watson, Suzi Warwick, Bianca Manganiello and Gina Gould won the Women’s coxless quad achieving a time of 13:40 which was the 6th fastest time of the day and took the lead by 31 seconds. Warwick and Manganiello also joined Claire Widdowson and Keely Watson to place second in the Women’s coxless quads event.