Ely Small Boats Head

Ely Small Boats Head

8th November 2015

This weekend the club went to the Ely Small Boats Head for the first time, this was inspired by experiencing the river Ouse at the Great Ouse Marathon in the summer. Ely have a long stretch of beautiful water to train on which allows spectators to follow the race along a parallel road and a series of convenient bridges.

The day was spilt into three divisions with the first and third being 5k and the middle division a 3k race aimed at junior crews. The weather wasn’t brilliant with a strong headwind and rain at times but everyone took this in their stride and put in maximum effort.

DRC brought home two pots from eleven crews and had some excellent results in non-competitive classes. The results and winners are displayed below so well done to Ollie and Andy for collecting your crystal wine/coke glasses!!

Particular mention goes to Charlie Linsell and Jeremy Bones for coming 4th overall in the longer distance races and again to Jeremy for coming 3rd overall on the shorter course.

The girl’s quad (Annabel Everson, Phoebe Eaton, Tilly Barnard & Lotte Tyndale Hardy) also achieved a great time but found themselves racing against a BR Start Team crew. This was their first 5k race and they did DRC proud by coming 17th overall.

As ever a big thank you to all the parents that support these events and work tirelessly through the day by rigging, de-rigging, towing, feeding and supporting the crews.

The next event we are going to is at Alton Water on the 21st November where we have an unprecedented 29 crews entered. If its not too windy we will have the gazebo up and the kettle on so please come along and say hello if you are in the area. If you are considering racing in the future but not sure what to expect this a local opportunity to see what goes on!

Ely small boats head

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 1 and 3 - 5000m

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crew Name

Crew members

Event

Time

Overall position Div 1 & 3

Pot winners

DEB-Linsell

Charlie Linsell / Jeremy Bones

 

IM3

2x

00:22:52

4

 

DEB-Barnard

Jacq Barnard / Andy Spencer

Mx

MasC

2x

00:23:21

7

Pot 

DEB-Barnard

Jacq Barnard / Andy Spencer

Mx

MasC

2x

00:23:39

12

 

DEB-Everson

Annabel / Phoebe/ Tilly / Lotte

W

IM2

4x-

00:25:24

17

 

DEB-Linsell

Charlie  

 

IM3

1x

00:25:26

18

 

DEB-Wilkinson-Feller

Katy

W

IM1

1x

00:29:07

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 2 - 3000m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crew Name

Crew members

Event

Time

Overall position Div 2

Pot winners

DEB-Bones

Jeremy Bones

 

J17

1x

00:15:17

3

 

DEB-Wroe

Oliver Wroe

 

J16

1x

00:15:45

8

Pot

DEB-Barnard

Tilly Barnard / Lotte Tyndale Hardy

W

J17

2x

00:15:58

9

 

DEB-Eaton

Phoebe

W

J18

1x

00:17:46

23

 

DEB-Everson

Annabel

W

J18

1x

00:18:03

26