Bedford Girls’ School’s rowing crews produced an outstanding display of courage and skill at the recent Kingston Head with the squad finishing first, second and third at the event against a strong field of both schools and club rowers.
The Kingston Head is a testing venue for all rowers due to the length and complexity of the course, which runs over 5,200m in a processional time trial.
The year 11 fours finished in a strong first, second and third in their class. The coxed four had a good race and were closer than expected in a very strong field. Meanwhile, the sixth form quad began the proceedings with a very solid pace and built through their race finishing a very strong second in the event.
Mr Matt Wells, Director of Rowing at Bedford Girls’ School, said: “These are impressive results on a hugely challenging course, against the top rowing schools and clubs in the UK. Once again the girls were a true credit to the school. There is such pride in racing in damson for BGS. The girls were very much one team and this was emphasised with all of them working together.
“The next race is a match at home on the Great Ouse in Bedford on Sunday 2 December, where the year 10 and new year 9 girls will be competing for the first time. We hope to see many of you from the rowing community come down to support.”