Saturday 25th September saw HRC juniors racing one of the first Autumn Heads, Wallingford Long Distance Sculls. This is one of the more challenging local heads raced over a 4000metre course with some testing bends early in the race.
Henley had 20 of the 300 crews entered across the two divisions, and came home with 5 wins from the 10 events entered.
Winning WJ16 quads and also fastest womens quad of the day was Tilly Mcartney, Gwennie Hunter, Tabby Hall and Emma Eltze. Tilly and Tabby then went on to race and win the WJ16 doubles in the afternoon division. Another double win came from Pippa Jamieson and Eyla Wild won WJ18 double sculls Pippa having already won WJ17 single sculls in the morning. Laoise O’Donohue won the top girls sculling event, WJ18 singles and in commanding fashion finishing well clear of the second placed Headington girl. In WJ16 singles Gwennie Hunter finished second behind Saunders from Evesham with team mates Florence Lenthall and Anna Merritt finishing 3rd and 4th.
A great start to the season!