Fours Head 2012 Race Report

Five CUW crews took to the tideway on 10th November to race the Head of the River Fours. The 4.2 mile course provided an excellent opportunity for the crews to test themselves on the national stage at the start of the season.
The rain held off and light winds saw some solid performances from all of the crews with the coxless IV finishing 6th in their category in a time of 21:40.5. In the IM2 coxed fours, the third IV finished 4th in a time of 21:14.2, 12 seconds behind the category winners. The fifth IV came 6th and the second IV 16th, in times of 21:35.3 and 22:08.8 respectively. The fourth IV, racing for time only, finished in a time of 22:16.4. Full results can be found at

Overall, some good results were gained from the days racing, showing the strength and depth of the squad with plenty still to work on over the next few weeks leading up to trial eights in December.

Crew lists:
CUW I (4-): 1.Jilly Tovey 2.Lottie Meggitt 3.Diane Esson 4.Clare Hall
CUW II: 1.Katie Whitlock 2.Annie Elkington 3.Helena Schofield 4.Lenka Veselovska c.Rose McNeill
CUW III: 1.Emily Day 2.Holly Game 3.Melissa Wilson 4.Fay Sandford c.Arav Gupta
CUW IV: 1. Sophie Wedlake 2.Anna Barth 3.Sara Lackner 4.Vicky Shaw c.Brielle Stark
CUW V: 1.Jess Denman 2.Christine Seeliger  3.Claire Watkins 4.Caroline Reid c.Esther Momcilovic

Photo credit: Stephen Wyborn, City of Cambridge Rowing Club