The Clydesdale Women’s squads entered two eights competing for the intermediate pennant at last weekend Women’s Eights Head of the River Race in London. The Women’s Eights Head of the River Race saw 2,880 rowers in 320 crews racing along the same 7km stretch between Mortlake and Putney. This is now the largest women’s rowing race in the world and the only race in the UK where novices can compete in the same race as Olympic champions.
15 Scottish crews were battling on the Tideway and both Clydesdale crews put in a fantastic effort to finish well within the top 200.
With true Scottish weather at the start line making both crews feel a wee bit more at home, the first eight put in a sterling effort to finish 120th and the second eight finished in 176th place, just 38 seconds behind the first eight.
It has been a number of years since Clydesdale has sent multiple crews down to Women’s Eights Head of the River and we were incredibly proud to see both of our eights put in such a fantastic effort.
Huge congratulations to all the Scottish crews for some fantastic racing on what is always a tough course. Full results can be found at www.wehorr.org