Downing and Jesus crews emerge triumphant in Winter Head to Head

PUBLISHED: 06:59 03 February 2017

Action from the City of Cambridge Rowing Club Winter Head to Head on the river Cam.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Action from the City of Cambridge Rowing Club Winter Head to Head on the river Cam. Pic - Richard Marsham

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Crews go head to head

Downing and Jesus Colleges produced the top crews in the City of Cambridge Rowing Club Winter Head to Head.

The event attracted more than 153 crews, ranging in age from J14 to Masters F, and featured a few new clubs to the event, with the University of Kent bringing nine crews.

The race was two legs of 2km on the same course, going upstream on the way back, with the two times combined.

Downing M1 was the fastest boat of the day in a combined time of 13min 10.6sec, and Lady Margaret Boat Club M1 were second in 13.21.14.

Jesus W1 were the fastest women’s boat in 15.46.0, and 35th overall, with Downing W1 the second quickest women’s crew in 16.01.7.

The most successful club at the event were Broxbourne, who sealed wins in the men’s British Rowing IM3 coxless pair, the men’s Masters E-F eight, the women’s J16 double sculls and the women’s J18 quadruple sculls.

With a number of off Cam races approaching in the run-up to the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race and the Head of the River Race, City of Cambridge’s senior crews did not row.

But City of Cambridge’s Colm Murphy earned his first sculling pot for winning the men’s novice single scull.

Hills Road Sixth Form College boys’ second crew were 56th overall, and second in the novice division.

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