Pangbourne kicked off their rowing season in fine style at Reading Small Boats Head – oddly this year on a Saturday as it’s normally on a Sunday, which is more convenient for the College.
In the morning division, Ben Maxwell didn’t win his category – a first for some time! Felix Lammers won his first race for the College, with Jack Wood and Paddy Balmforth both finishing within 30 seconds. The Webb twins came second in a very hot WJ18 doubles event, only beaten by the top Headington pair, but beating 3 other Headington crews. Tegan Foister had her race for the College finishing 5th overall. Isabel Metcalfe overtook her first every opponent in a head race (a Headington girl too!) and beat one other to round of a good morning.
In the lunchtime division, Jack Wood and Felix Lammers won Novice doubles, and Luke Towers won his first race for the College, winning Under 17 singles. David Morgan rounded off a good morning coming 4th in the IM3 sculls (an adult category) beating 11 other scullers – including 6 Etonians!!
In the last division, Ben Maxwell returned to form, recording almost the same time as the morning (within 0.4 of a second over 14 minutes!) to win Under 18 sculls from Ollie Knight of Teddies – a fellow Junior International. George Pearce won an adult class – IM2 sculls too, while Luke Towers and David Morgan came a very creditable 2nd in the adult IM3 doubles event. The girls coxed four rounded off a splendid day, winning Junior coxed fours by 25 seconds, beating Haberdashers Monmouth, St Edwards and Hinksey for a fine win, agonisingly 0.9 of a second off winning overall in the girls coxed fours! Fine preparation for their trip to the Head of the Charles, in Boston Mass USA in 10 days.
Results in full are here: http://www.mikrotime.com/rowing/row2013/rsbh13.html