Tideway Eights Head of the River Race - Saturday 17th March
posted by Roy Sinclair
- 21 Mar 2012, 12:07 a.m.
The Tideway Eights Head of the River Race took place on Saturday 17th March on
the River Thames from Mortlake to Putney in misty, damp conditions.
A strong international crew from the Czech Rowing Federation which included
several world champion oarsmen wrested the first place away from last years
winners Leander Club by a margin of just over 20 seconds with the Molesey Club
crew following 5 seconds behind in third place. Both Alan Sinclair from
Ross-shire and Sean Dixon from Edinburgh were members of the Leander Club crew
which finished in second place and claimed the Page Pennant as the fastest GB
The top finishing Scottish crew from Glasgow Rowing Club completed the 4
& 1/4 mile course in fine style to finish in 41st place recording a fine
of 18 minutes 50.19 seconds.