WeHoRR 2012

After Torpids, W1 continued training for Women’s Eights Head of the River Regatta (WeHoRR), a four-and-a-half mile race on the Thames. A race in London meant an early start for the crew, and travelling and rigging before racing. Entered in the IM2 category, Lincoln started in position 198 – three ahead of the Oxford Blue Boat, and a few behind the Cambridge reserve boats! The crew stepped up to the challenge and rowed together at a solid rate 31 for the length of the course. Strong rowing, as well as determination, allowed them to overtake two boats and push off boats that tried to come past. Towards the end of the race, W1 engaged in some side-by-side-esque racing with the Nottingham University crew, making the other boat work to even stay level. Lincoln logged a time of 22.24.92 minutes, placing 87th of 287 racing crews. Amongst the Oxford colleges present, Lincoln had the second fastest time – beaten by GTC by a margin of 1.5 seconds. Importantly, after being beaten by Pembroke in the challenge, Lincoln came out on top over the longer course. In addition to great results, WeHoRR was a fantastic day out and a chance for Lincoln rowers to race off-Isis. This is definitely an event that Lincoln women hope to attend again in the future. Many thanks to Quintin Boat Club for allowing us to boat from their club.


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