Harriet’s Witham victory

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TEENAGER Harriet Housam claimed a victory on home waters at the Boston Rowing Club 3km Head Race.

Around 1,000 rowers and spectators watched the time trial along the Witham, from Anton’s Gowt to the Carlton Road clubhouse last week.

Boston entered five sculling boats among the 200 competitors and Harriet claimed the club’s only victory of the day when she rowed up an age category in her second race of the day.

The 15-year-old beat off the other girls in the 17-years age group to beat the next single sculling boat by 16 seconds (WJ17A 1x) in a time of 12 mins 55 secs.

Nicole Hendy was the first club sculler to take to the water in the morning, competing in the women’s novice category (W.NOV.1x) - and with the slower water conditions she was unlucky not to gain a higher place when she came in fourth in 15 mins 22 secs.

Will Campion recorded a very respectable time of 12 mins 01 secs, finishing in fifth in the junior boys 17 years (J17A.1x) single sculls.

In the WJ16A.1x single sculls, Harriet came in fourth (12 mins 36 secs).

The Boston seniors pairing of Adrian Apletree (stroke) and Mark Housam (bow) in the double scull (IM3.2x). The rookie pairing finished third in 12 mins 07 secs.

l BOSTON Rowing Club will now host the GB Junior trials on February 19 and 20, which will again will see hundreds of Olympic hopefuls in the town.

Competitive club members will also be gearing up their training towards regional trials and the Norwich Head of the River race at the end of February.

Recreational and new learner rowers will also be looking forward to February when they will be benefiting from new boats arriving from a joint partnership with Lincoln Rowing Club and British Rowing called Explore Rowing.

Anyone interested in learning to row can visit the club on a Saturday morning from 10am or visit www.bostonrowingmarathon.org.uk