Women's Eights Head of the River Race
posted by Roy Sinclair
- 8 Mar 2009
On Saturday 7th March, seven crews from Scotland took part in the
Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the Tideway in
London. Raced on the River Thames from Mortlake to Putney in warm conditions
with a slight wind which stiffened during the race, this was the largest field
for the women's head ever with 291 crews racing over the 4 1/4 mile
Imogen Walsh from Inverness was in the stroke seat of the fastest Scottish
crew which was the composite Clyde RC/Edinburgh University BC/Glasgow
RC/Glasgow University BC crew, who covered the course in 19 minutes 28.24
seconds and finished in an outstanding 6th place from a start position of 200.
The highest placed single club crew was Clydesdale ARC who finished in 33rd
place and 5th of the Senior 3 crews. Almost holding their start position of
65, Edinburgh University BC (A) finished 68th, and won the Senior 4 pennant.