Sudbury’s back at the Fours Head of the River Race

The twelve Sudbury rowers pose for a photo at their grassy boating point. It looks chilly and autumnal.
Sudbury rowers at the Fours Head of the River Race in November 2021.

Three crews from SRC competed in the Fours Head of the River Race on the Thames – for the first time in over twenty years and the first time ever that there has been two womens crews.

This was a very popular event with crews travelling from all over the country to take part. In all, there were over four-hundred crews in various categories and age groups.

The men’s crew of Byron Bullen, Raph Franke, Steve Zimmerman and Harry Moule raced in the mens open club quads event finishing eighth out of twenty crews in a time of 20:12.

Both womens’ crews competed in the womens club quad event.

Amelia Moule, Martha Bullen, Evie Prager and Elise Richmond finished ninth out of thirty crews in a time of 21:27.

Emily Norfolk, Lily Arkwright, Matilda Grant and Jess Wilby finished twenty-fifth in a time of 23:12.

All the crews raced well on the Thames, learning a great deal from the experience.

Susie Moule