Liv, Lou and ladies shine at Boston Head
First on the water was the ladies IM3 composite crew, using the club’s brand new Wintec eight. Louise Shorten, Liv Hooper, Aimee Parker (from Peterborough), Jade Hellett, Kat Harris, Jaione Echeveste, Mia Hartwell, Ali Young and cox Dominie Clark covered the five kilometre course in 18 mins 42 secs. This placed them second, behind a Sheffield City crew that was subsequently disqualified, handing victory to the St Neots ladies.
Following their exertions in the 8+, Lou and Liv teamed up in the next division to race in an IM3 2-. They made short work of their opposition – despite fitting the wrong riggers to their boat and having to start at the back of the division after a re-fit – and won by a massive 26 seconds ahead of a crew from Newark.
Also competing were Graham Mailer, Mick Staddon, Steve Fox and Clive Emmerson in a Mas 4+ coxed by St Neots ladies’ captain, Jaione Echeveste. They completed the shorter three-kilometre course in 11 mins 32 secs, just three seconds behind the winners from Boston on their home river.
Boston Head was a good start to our last year rowing as juniors,” said Liv. “Hopefully all the training keeps paying off because Lou and I love racing the pair.