NUBC sent two boats to compete in the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours this weekend on the Tideway.
Racing just over 4 miles, the Mens Coxed Four (George Rossiter, Sam Arnot, Ed Ford, Tim Clarke, cox Charles Barry) was entered into the Elite Category, where it finished a respectable 75th overall and 9th in their category. The Women’s Quad (Franziska Horbach, Ami Hodges, Nicole Lamb, Phillipa O’Neill) competed in the Intermediate 1 category, and finished an impressive 4th in their category, 203rd overall.
Newcastle Alumni were out in force during the race, racking up some wins and fast results. Fred Gill (2008) and Henry Pelly (2007) racing as Molesey gave the winning Leander boat (packed with the GB Olympic squad) a run for its money in the Elite Coxed Four event, finishing a mere 10 seconds behind Olympic Champion Pete Reed. Nathan O’Reilly (2008) and Murray Wilkojc (2011) won the Senior Coxless Four event as Tideway Scullers, fending off stiff competition from Leander, which featured Sean Dixon (2011).