Another weekend, and another race for SJCBC - and this one was a busy one! First off, a big congratulations all the men for surviving a tough week of trials - especially to those who made it into our crews for HoRR later this month. York Head marked the first trial for those selected for the second VIII, and they certainly proved that they deserved it!
York Head was a week on from selection, and the crew was looking in great shape. For half the crew, York was not only their first 5k race, but their first away from home waters of the Wear. With a strong time of 19 minutes, they beat a number crews in both the beginner and senior VIII categories and gained some valuable experience in the lead up to Head of the River. We're one of two colleges to send a second VIII to HoRR and this crew is testament to the depth of the squad we are developing.
We hope this will be one of the best second VIIIs that college has ever sent down to London and can't wait to see how the do in a few weeks time.