Rowers smash 13 year old national record

Rowers smash 13 year old national record

5 June 2017

It was a weekend for the record-books for Headington at the annual National Schools’ Regatta.

The National Schools’ Regatta is the major event of the season for the boat club seeing our athletes competing against the best junior crews from around the country. National Schools’ is one of the largest rowing events in the UK with over 5,000 junior athletes competing over the three-day event.

After three days of racing at Dorney Lake, the boat club walked away with an impressive six gold medals, a silver and three bronzes – and a new course record to boot. This was the best ever haul for Headington at this prestigious regatta.

The 1st Eight won the Championship 8+ for the ninth year running – beating the record set in 1994 by three seconds in an incredibly tight race. In the same race, our 2nd Eight came sixth to win the second eights title.

Over the course of the weekend Headington took Bronze in the Championship 2-, the J16 Coxed Quad and Coxless Quad Scull; Silver in the J18 2nd Quad and Gold in the J14 2nd Octuple, J16 2nd Quad, J16 Eight, J18 2nd Eight, Championship Quad and Eight.

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