Ist VIII  win the Championship at the National Schools Regatta 2019
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Congratulations to our brilliant Ist VIII for their truly spectacular win at the National Schools Regatta. 

Antony Smith, LEH’s Head of Rowing stated: “Jumping out to a two second lead at the 500m mark, Lady Eleanor Holles were never reigned in and rowed away to secure their first Championship Girls Eight title in over 10 years.”

We look forward to celebrating their victory when they return to school after the half term holiday.


National Schools Regatta (24th-26th May): 

On Friday 24th May, the J14 and J15 squads competed at National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake. The J14's competed in two octuples, with the A boat coming second in their B-final and the B boat winning their B-final. The J15 coxed four raced well to win their B-final, a fantastic result for a second boat competing against other clubs' lead boats.

On Saturday 25th the J15 squad was back in action, racing in J15 eights. The standard of racing was extremely fierce this year, and the LEH crew had to fight hard to make the B-final, where they placed 6th. The J16's and Seniors were also in action, with the J16 coxed four coming 4th in their B-final (again, an excellent result for a second boat competing against other lead boats). The final race of the day for LEH was the Girls' Championship Eights. The 1st Eight played their hand perfectly, just doing enough in the time trial to qualify but saving themselves as much as possible for the side by side races later in the day. A close semi-final against Henley signalled the girls' intentions, and they delivered their best performance in the final, leading the field from the start and coming across the line in first place, beating Henley by half a length and Marlow by a length. This was the first time in 11 years that LEH has won Girls' Championship Eights, and it was evident how much it meant to the girls, the coaches and Mrs Hanbury!

On Sunday 26th the Senior eight split down into a quad and a coxless four. The J16's were back in action in J16 quads. Unfortunately the Senior quad had to withdraw through illness, but the Senior coxless four won their B-final and the J16 quad came 3rd in their B-final.

By Mr Larner - Assistant Head of Rowing

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Ist VIII  win the Championship at the National Schools Regatta 2019