Assembly Post – Dee Head

Dee Head of the River, Saturday 31st October

21 crews competed for the school at the Dee Head of the River this Saturday. It was a successful day for the schools crews who overturned many of the results from Agecroft after training hard through the half term break. In the single sculls, Oliver Holt and James Kinsey won their events, whilst the senior girls recorded their first win of the season beating some useful competition in the women’s novice coxed four event. Not to be outdone, the Under 14 girls won their quads event, beating local rivals Northwich by under a second. The under 14 boys just missed out, their quad was two seconds slower than the Northwich boys crew.
The afternoon event saw the senior boys first quad produce the quickest time of the day on their way to winning the senior quad event. The second quad also won their event whilst the double scull consisting of Harry Ashworth and Tom Stables stormed to victory in the Under 16 event. In total the school won eight events and came second in six events on the day, which was a very successful return for all involved.

Mr Blackham

Assembly Post – Agecroft Head

Agecroft Small Boats Head

The rowing club entered 27 crews for Saturday’s Agecroft Head at Salford Quays in Manchester. The school crews competed against local schools, clubs and universities in their bid to win their events. After three divisions of racing the club had won two of the events, came second in no less than eleven of the events and third in 4 of the events.

The highlights of the day included Inigo Atkins continuing his 100% record in his single scull in the morning division to win the senior 2 men’s single sculls event. In the third division the under 15’s 1st coxed four, with a crew of Ben Hastings, Ed Newman, Harry Chappell, Freddie Green and coxed by Grace Young, won their event, dead heating with local rivals Shrewsbury.

The club’s next events are the Dee Autumn Head and Northwich Head. All the crews and athletes will be training hard over the next few weeks to improve and move on in time for the next set of head races.

Mr Blackham

Chester Long Distance Sculls – Assembly Post

Chester Long Distance Sculls0001Event: Chester Long Distance Sculls
Date: Sunday, 27th September, 2009

Sunday saw the first event of the year for the rowing club, with the Senior Squads and J15 team’s competing at the Chester Long Distance Sculls. King’s entered 25 crews in total.

In the senior events, Inigo Atkins and Sam Wilson both won their single scull divisions, In the crew events the top quad produced the second quickest time of the day to win the U18 quad event.

Other notable performances were the second senior boy’s quad who won the novice division and the J16 quad, who also won theirs. With seven quad’s racing in the J15 events from King’s the internal competition and rivalry was strong.

The J17 Quad was the pick of the results from the girl’s squad; they were narrowly pushed into a close second place by a well drilled Queens Park Boat.