Peterborough ladies travelled to the Thames to compete at the Prestigious Women’s eight head of the River race on Saturday, where over 270 crews took part at the largest Womens rowing event in the world. Peterborough’s leading ladies were Andy Merchant, Julie Evison-Williams, Clare Dobler, Debbie Hunt-Pain, Debbie Downes, Anne Grange, Helen Mosely, Mandy Walters and cox Emma Little (Vesta RC) who placed 7th in the Masters E category with an impressive time of 25:19 (handicapped) over the 6.8km course, and it was many of the ladies first time racing on the Thames.
Peterborough rowers also competed at Lincoln head the following day where they raced across a 3500 metre course on the River Witham.
Kate Read won the Women’s Masters AB singles at the event, crossing the line 20 seconds faster than Loughborough Boat club in second.
Time Ellis was just a few seconds short of a win in the Masters DE singles, finishing just 4 seconds behind a St Ives rowing club sculler.
The Masters D eight of Steve Akerman, James Baile, Ruari Moore, David Gray, Iain Cameron, Pete Dolby, Kenny Low, Marcus Harrison and cox Ian Davis. finished second in their category behind Newark Rowing club.
The Masters H coxless quad of John Canton, Joe Smith, Doug Barber and Owen Green rowed in the Master H coxless quad with no opposition in their category, however they achieved an impressive time of 15.16.