Docklands Head 02 November 2008

The winter training at Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club has been going very well over the last few months, both the ladies and the mens squad have committed to water outings and land based training in the mornings, evenings and weekends and are now training under their new coach Ray Cassidy.

On Sunday 2nd November three fours and two eights travelled to Docklands to compete in the first Head race of the season away from home water. The crews were set off and raced against the clock, making every stroke count over the 2750m course to ensure the best time possible for the crew.

The MIRC mens eight were the fastest boat of the day completing the course in a time of 9 mins and 20 seconds. The mens novice four also won their category completing the course in a time of 10.51.

The Womens S4 8+ were the fastest women’s boat and completed the course in an impressive time of 10.51.
All the Maidstone boats finished in the top 14 out of the 61 competitors on the day and now MIRC are looking forward to competing in the next race of the season.

Laura McGrillen