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Junior Race Report

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Junior Squad as they opened their race campaign for the 2022-23 season. Helen Taylor Head Junior Coach reports on the Junior Racing so far this season to include: Kingston head, Teddington Head, GBRT U19 Trial and Fours Head.

W Club 4- Maia and Amaris (with two seniors) 12th / 32

📸Photos courtesy of AllMarkOne and JuniorRowingNews


First up was hosting a very useful and productive time trial with local clubs on the stretch: 120 crews from MBC, Whitgift, Wimbledon and Hampton took part over 3 divisions, gaining valuable race experience before heading further afield.


KINGSTON HEAD

This proved to be a short journey through the lock for the first run down the Kingston stretch at Kingston Small Boats Head.

14 crews and 39 rowers took part with promising performances from all. All finished within the top 10 with 4 wins and a 2nd place.

📸Photos courtesy of AllMarkOne and Parents

Event

Position

Event

Position

Event

Position

JM15 1x

1st

JM16 2x

1st

JM18 2x

1st

JM15 2x

2nd

JW16 4x

4th

JW18 4x

1st

JM15 4x+

5th

JM16 4x

5th

JW18 2x

6th

JW15 2x

6th

JW16 2x

8th

JM18 2x

7th

JW15 4x+

6th

JM18 4x

8th

TEDDINGTON HEAD

The chance to take the learning from Kingston came the very next weekend at Teddington Head over the same course. With a number of different combinations to the previous race, 15 crews and 55 rowers took part with every crew finishing in the top 6 including 11 podium finishes and 6 wins.

📸Photos courtesy of parents and supporters

Event

Position

Event

Position

Event

Position

JW15 8x+

1st

JM16 2x

1st

J18 2x

1st

JM15 4x+

2nd

JM16 4x

2nd

W.J18 4x

1st

JM15 4x+

5th

JW16 2x

2nd

J18 4x

1st

JW15 4x+

6th

JW16 4x

3rd

JW18 2x

1st

JM16 2x

4th

JM18 4x

3rd

JM18 1x

4th

GBRT U19 TRIALS

Whilst the squad were racing at Teddington, 4 juniors travelled to Boston, Lincolnshire totake part in the GBRT U19 Early ID Assessments. This consists of a 5k race in singles against the top juniors in the country and is the first step in potentially gaining a spot in the Junior Team in the Summer. All put in strong performances and will look to take this momentum in the Winter training block before the next assessment in February.

📸Photos courtesy of AllMarkOne

U19M 1x: Harrison 8 th , Ali 15 th , Ed G (J16) 57 th out of 134

U19W 1x: Maia 20 th out of 99


FOURS HEAD ~ Sat 19th Nov

The Junior Squad sent 12 J16-J18 rowers to take part in the Fours Head of the River Race last Saturday. It was great to be back out on the Tideway for the first time this season and be part of a strong Molesey Boat Club performance.

📸Photos courtesy of AllMarkOne and JuniorRowingNews


W Sch/Jun 4x (Amelie, Eva, Lydia, Olivia) – 7 th / 38

Op Club 4x (Ali and Harrison with two seniors) – 3 rd / 15

Op Sch/Jun 4x (Cullen, Archie, Dan, Ed) – 15 th / 39*

W Club 4- Maia and Amaris with two seniors – 12 th / 32

*11 th on time


Coaches watching on from the bridge at the Kingston Head

📸Photos courtesy of AllMarkOne and Parents

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