Huntingdon Head


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.

The Open coxless quad of Damen Sanderson, Henry George, Will Kerry and Chris Elder achieved an impressive time of 12:37 which was the third fastest time of the day out of over 50 crews competing on the Great Ouse’s 3400 metre course. Unfortunately their time was just 5 seconds short of King’s School Ely boat club who took first position in their event.

However Sanderson and Elder were able to take a win in the Masters A double, their time of 13:27  secured them a win by 40 seconds.

Pete Dolby and Ian Davis had a similar result in the Masters F double, where they took first place by over 40 seconds against their opposition from Oundle Town Rowing Club.

Pete Orme and Barry McCann took home an easy medal in their Masters E double by taking a lead of 1 minute 25 seconds ahead of X-Press rowing club.

The final win was from Sarah Watson who took first place by over 40 seconds in the Women’s singles category.

Another event that took place at the weekend was the Nottingham small boat head, where Peterborough sculler Ian Palmer joined forces with Dave Smith from Leicester rowing club to compete over the 3850 metre course on the Trent. They took first place in the Masters C doubles, 1 minute and 37 seconds ahead of Nottingham Rowing club in second.