Metropolitan Regatta – June 2013
The next regatta for the BRC Senior Women was a real test of commitment, with alarm clocks set for 4:30am to ensure arrival in time for their 9am race. For the second time this summer the girls made the trip down the M40 to Dorney, this time to compete in W.IM2.4+ on the second day of the Metropolitan Regatta.
Fortunately in their heat the girls showed no lasting effects from their early start, producing a tidy, solid row to earn second place behind a strong University of London crew and ahead of Mortlake. A quick glance at results of the first heat confirmed that they would go through to the final as the second faster qualifier overall.
By the time of the final the wind had picked up to a strong cross-tail and the lane draw put the qualifiers from the other heat in the more sheltered water. The field bunched up slightly compared with the heats but the crew worked hard to maintain their position in the top three. Unfortunately they were not quite able to replicate the rhythm of their earlier race, allowing Mortlake to claim second place with a two second advantage.
Although this was a disappointment the crew were pleased with a strong overall performance which builds on the positive result at Nottingham.
The crew was:
WIM2 4+ S Tasha Scott, 3 Emma Tod, 2 Emma Raynor, B Lisa Meegan, C Silvia Breu
Many thanks to Silvia for coxing and to Dave and Roddie for their support on the day.
Photo credit: rowphoto