Posted July 18, 2016 by Hillingdon Rowing
10 HRC rowers, plus assorted friends and family members, spent Saturday 16th July being frazzled in the Oxfordshire high summer sun at the Goring & Streatley regatta, where the club won a quite impressive trophy last year. We had 5 crews rowing, Alex Burton in the men’s novice sculls, Alex Strutt and Grace Braiden in the junior sculls, and two senior coxed sweep fours in the two invitation events, being Lynda Rapp, Colette Dowdall, Laura Bowley and Grace Braiden in the women’s boat and Paul Braiden, Jon Neale, Tom Werner and Peter Strutt in the men’s boat. Not only did we put in some pretty impressive performances on the dodgems in the fairground but we managed to win both the invitation fours events and so now have two impressive trophies to worry ourselves silly about losing before we’re asked to hand them back next year. If anyone can fix some sort of lock on the trophy cabinet I would feel a lot happier…..
Huge kudos to Peter Strutt for organising the whole event for us.