After months of training as a crew, on Saturday 4th March, St Neots Rowing Club sent an eight to compete at the Women’s Head of the River Race on the Thames.
The rowers and their boat were kindly hosted by the incredibly welcoming and organised Furnivall Sculling Club.
The eight was coxed by Mia Hartwell and stroked by Valentina Futoryanova. The crew further consisted of Louise Shorten, Nat Yanusauskas, Jaione Echeveste, Emily Anagnostos, Becki Dixon, Dominie Clarke and Olivia Marsh. After a first place at Peterborough Head of the Nene in February, the crew sought to transfer their speed and success to the 6.8km course on the Thames.
Starting in position 176 on a cold afternoon and finishing in position 147 with a time of 22:05:09.
A special thank you to Derby rowing club who trailered our boats to London to get us to the Thames on the day.