Henley girls triumph at Bedford

Henley Rowing Club’s Junior Women’s squad celebrated another fine set of results at Bedford Spring Regatta. The girls entered 6 events and triumphed in all.

The WJ14’s entered two coxed quads and displayed great tactical side by side racing. The first boat of Livvy Petersen, Jess Arlett, Sophie Hahn and Ruby Borg coxed by Issy Petersen triumphed over Bedford Girls School in the heat, then went on to beat great Marlow School in a time of 4.30 to win the final with a comfortable margin. The WJ14’s second boat of Ester Gray, Phoebe Fletcher, Maya Andrews, Amelia Crick and cox Emeline Warner met Bedford Modern School in their heat but having secured a win over them in a time of 4.42, they also claimed victory in the final against Great Marlow School.

The WJ15 4x of Tilly Lock, Lottie Orr, Grace Johnson and Issy Jonsson, coxed by Freya Reid beat LEH and Bedford Girls to reach the final against another LEH crew where they won by a significant margin in a time of 4.12. WJ15’s Georgie Robinson-Ranger, Charlotte Moss, Eve Poulter and Ruby Brown coxed by Rebecca Lister cruised through their heat and semi-final then stormed home to gold against Bedford Modern School in the final. The WJ15 girls Georgie Robinson-Ranger, Charlotte Moss, Tilly Lock, Grace Johnson, Mary Wright, Alice Jones, Eve Poulter, Ruby Brown and cox Freya Reid then raced in the women’s Novice 8 event where they secured victory in the final against Great Marlow School by a commanding distance of 1 1/2 lengths.

The WJ16 crew of Ella Morgan, Lauren Kay, Clare Pearson and Florence Wiggins sculled beautifully over the 1200m course to a Gold medal over Bedford Girls School with a verdict of easily. The four girls had already joined crew mates Katy Claridge, Emma Lister, Georgia Edwards, Anna Roe and cox Rebecca Lister earlier in the day to compete in the WJ18 8+ comfortably beating a South African Schools Association crew by two lengths, then Lady Eleanor Holles by 3 lengths to reach the final. In one of the final races of the day and recording a swift time of 3.46, The Henley crew were pleased to beat the 1st South African National Crew to a comfortable win.
WJ 16s Bedford