Four wins for City at the Boston Head of the River race

Joan Heath and Anita Carter were winners at the Boston Head of the River event. Photo: Matthew Halliday

Joan Heath and Anita Carter were winners at the Boston Head of the River event. Photo: Matthew Halliday

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Peterborough City Rowing Club picked up four wins and a second and a third place at the Boston Head of the River at the weekend.

Tom Dolby and James Child continued their impressive recent form by beating the four other crews in the IM3 pairs event.

The new combination of Ziggy Pukas and Tim Halliday missed out on a win in the IM1 doubles by only seven seconds, beating the next crew by almost a minute and a half.

Halliday also did well in the IM1 singles category, finishing 14 seconds short of winning but securing third place by more than half a minute after an impressive row..

Cristina Cowley fared better in the women’s IM3 singles, winning against strong competition from three other crews.

Joan Heath and Anita Carter added to the victories for the women’s squad, easily beating their Masters D opponents in the Women’s Masters D/E doubles category and producing a faster time than the younger Masters C crews.

A composite crew containing four Nottingham Rowing Club rowers and Jo Canton, Hayley Marsters, Bridget Lloyd and Ilektra Apostolidou also won in the Masters D eights, beating their Norwich opponents by almost three minutes.

Camilla Plumb performed well in a challenging Women’s J18 singles contest which saw her finish in sixth as part of a group of five rowers who finished within 10 seconds of each other.

Peterborough City Rowing Club took their first Rowability competitors to the Northamption Head at the weekend.

Jordan Hanby raced in the Novice singles event and Calum Titmus joined Doug Barber in the Novice doubles.

Rob Ayers competed in the Adapted LTA (Leg, Trunk and Arms) Novice singles.

The three crews used specially adapted boats, the purchase of which was funded by a Sport England “Get Equipped” grant.

The grant was provided to allow athletes with disabilities to enter the sport.

The Peterborough Head of the Nene race will be taking place on Saturday, 7 February over a 2,500 metre course for the smaller boats and a 5,000 metre course for eights.

The draw will take place on Sunday, 1 February 1 at Peterborough City Rowing Club with results of the draw posted on the website and twitter,