After a hugely successful Erne Head on Saturday, the Boys and Girls 1st Eights left at 5am on Sunday morning to travel to London in preparation for the National Schools Head of the River on the River Thames, racing from Chiswick to Putney (Oxford v Cambridge course) yesterday Monday 12th March.
There were just over 300 crews entered and we came away with what can only be described as probably the biggest success as a club we have had ever on a national scale. The Girl’s Junior 8, which would be a very young crew, WON the Girl’s 1st Eights event by just over 5 seconds from Nottingham and Yarm School in 3rd . The Boy’s crew finished 2nd just being piped by Bedford School by 2 seconds and in third place was Great Marlow School. Both exceptional performances and it has certainly put the School and the local community on the radar of some of the top schools in the UK.
Both crews have put in huge volumes of hard training since mid-September and along with their studies are truly high achievers in everything they do, they do not make excuses. Next up for these two crews will be Lagan Head on Saturday in Belfast and then onto Irish trials in Cork the following weekend.