This was the first race of the season away from home water for our Novice women, and they did not disappoint.
John's proved the strength of our Novice programme yet again, entering two VIII into the race and coming away with both fastest and second fastest Durham College Women's VIIIs in the Novice category. W1 powered down the 4.5 km course in a time of 19:28 to take third place, only 90 seconds behind DU and beating out four W.IM3 VIIIs in the process. W2 finished 5th in a time of 21:44.
A huge congratulations to the girls - it's a long time since John's have been able to send two women's VIIIs out to race, let alone to do so well. The hard work and commitment to training displayed by the Novices is certainly paying off, and we are looking forward to the remaining Head Races this season.