The Women’s Head (WEHORR) is the largest women’s rowing race in the world with nearly 3000 women racing over 300 eights over 6800m on the River Thames from Chiswick to Putney. WEHORR is the first major rowing event of the school year and the only opportunity for Headington to compete against the top Senior and University women’s crews in the country.
Headington took to the water in 3 eights for the first time at this event, all racing in the School/Junior category. The J16 VIII raced well, finding a good rhythm finishing 85th overall and taking 11th out of 23 in the School/Junior category. The Headington 2nd VIII also raced well taking 52nd overall and 8th in School Junior.
The HSOBC 1st VIII of Danielle, Franny, Isabel, Tilly, Lucy, Rosie, Liz, Katie and cox Annelise also produced a strong performance finishing 13th overall and taking the School/Junior pennant setting a new course record of 19:15.9; beating the previous marker of 19:17.1 set by Headington in 2013.
As well as the current Headington crews there were 10 alumni racing for various rowing clubs and universities, it was fantastic so see so many old Headingtonians come and see us before and after the race. The full list of alumni who raced this weekend is:
Fi Gammond (leaver in 2011) for Leander Club, 1st and Head of the River
Lydia Currie (leaver in 2016) for Edinburgh University A, 8th
Isabel Lingard (leaver in 2015) for Exeter University A, 11th
Helena Lang (leaver in 2014) for Durham University A, 12th
Sasha Adwani (leaver in 2014) for Newcastle University A, 15th
Jessica Pope (leaver in 2013) for Bristol University A, 31st
Maya Nickituk (leaver in 2016) for Durham University B, 36th
Isabel Pullinger (leaver in 2016) for Nottingham & Union RC, 74th
Iole Christodoulos (leaver in 2015) for Bath University A, 129th
Ella Flanagan (leaver in 2015) for Bath University B, 192nd