Women’s Head of the River Race

The crew standing on the bank with a crossed pair of blades.
Nicola Shepherd (cox), Amelia Moule, Elise Richmond,  Martha Bullen, Evie Prager, Emily Norfolk, Elodie Nicholson, Jess Wilby and Zoe Rogers

Sudbury Rowing Club ladies had a crew competing at the Women’s Head of the River Race in London at the weekend. Over 300 crews covered the 6.8km course which started at Chiswick Bridge and finished at Putney.

Conditions on the Thames varied dramatically along the course, starting calm for the first half but at Hammersmith the wind picked up considerably and the water became choppy, challenging the crews for the last 2k of the race.
The young Sudbury crew coped well with the conditions. The cox had to use her skill steering the course in the fastest stream and they managed to overtake four crews. Sudbury had a brilliant result finishing in 90th position overall – placing them first in the Challenge Small Provincial Club category.

The Sudbury men will have their turn in a couple of weeks along the same course.

Susie Moule