Fullers Fours Head of the River 2019

Record number of crews take to the Tideway

Chiswick to Putney

This Saturday saw our first full-squad competition at the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours, where we sent ten crews to compete from our Openweight and Lightweight squads. Conditions were fast and fairly calm.

With the biggest team ever to race the best in the country along a fast flowing and bitterly cold Tideway Course.  The club has long enjoyed strong performances at the event and 2019 proved to be no different.  The 46 student athletes gave the river everything, enjoying the challenges and competition.  The weather was always going to be an important factor with predicted flooding, luckily for 2019 conditions held out and gave everyone a chance to show how much they have learned since the start of term.

Chief Coach, Robert Weber says of the squad performance

“We’re proud of the effort and professionalism of our athletes on Saturday. We took a large squad – ten crews – and that’s a lot of moving parts and means that everyone racing must take responsibility for being on top of things, which they did.  We had some very strong performances, particularly in the Women’s 4- and Lightweight Men’s 4+ Divisions, but also some that maybe weren’t as good as we’d hoped. What we have to do now is take lessons from the weekend as we work toward our goal of producing the fastest crews possible in March. Coaches and athletes alike must make the most of the opportunity to get better.”

President Teague Smith reflects on the weekend,

Four’s Head provides a strong and promising start to the season. The squad enjoyed representing the club, the first time for many, and performed well amongst some fast competition. We look forward to building off this in the lead up to trial eights.

Next Races

The team’s next race is the Fairbairn Cup on the 6th December. The races on the River Cam, where we will race for time only against town and college crews.

Trial VIIIs Races

Friday 13th December (Lightweights)

Monday 16th December (Openweights).

Results in Full by crew

Name College Name College
W Academic 4+ B1 140 – Placed 2nd W Academic 4+ 146
Adriana Perez-Rotondo Newnham College Olivia Alliott Jesus College
Rebecca Smith Newnham College Florence Alexander Sidney-Sussex College
Abigail Parker Emmanuel College Catherine Walker Caius College
Caoimhe Dempsey Newnham College Ulrika Andersson Queens’ College
Dylan Whitaker (Cox) King’s College Angela Harper (cox) Churchill College
W Academic 4- B1 134 – Placed 1st Academic 4- B1 50 – Placed 10th
Larkin Sayre Emmanuel College Luke Andrews Caius College
Eva Simkens Clare College Samuel Armstrong Robinson College
Sophie Paine Wolfson College Edmund Coke Wolfson College
Laura Foster Queens’ College James Lee Homerton College
W Academic 4- B2 319 – Placed 3rd Academic 4+ B2 273 – Placed 5th
Morgan Morrison Homerton College Eryk Sokoloski Fitzwilliam College
Lea Balthussen Lucy Cavendish College Eytan Cortissos Peterhouse College
Victoria Walker Caius College Daumantas Kavolis Peterhouse College
Miranda Clements Hughes Hall Teague Smith Girton College
Jamie Bailey (Cox)  St John’s College
W Academic 4+ B1 142 – Placed 5th W Academic 4- B1 139 – Placed 4th
Gloria Jansen Lucy Cavendish Bronya Sykes Caius College
Georgie Archer Trinity College Rebecca Dell Christ’s College
Grace Eickmann Downing College Emily McHarg Newnham College
Emma Pike Emmanuel College Sarah Portsmouth Newnham College
Sabrina Singh (Cox) Emmanuel College
Academic 4+ B2 274 – Placed 4th W Academic 4+ B1 144 – Raced for Time Only
Matthew Edge St Catherine’s Gemma King St John’s College
James Crossley Churchill College Anna Harrison Wolfson College
Jack Reid Girton College Catherine King Caius College
Ben Wood Emmanuel College Joanna Matthews St John’s College
Josh Kershaw St John’s College Emily Insanally (Cox)  Fitzwilliam College