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Rowing 04Apr 2014

Success for Hartpury rowers following weeks of wet weather

Success for Hartpury rowers following weeks of wet weather

Six Hartpury students have progressed to the next stage of the GB Junior selection trials following weeks of wet weather which had hampered their training schedule.

With opportunities limited since the turn of the year, three girls and three boys produced top twenty performances to ensure they moved forward into the next stage of the selection process.

Gloucester Hartpury AASE student Flo Pickles (3rd), Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne (6th) and Alice Bowyer (14th) will be joined by Jack Williams and Joe Barnes (tied 4th) and James Bird (6th) from the men’s side of the trial and will now move into the next round to be held in April.

More good news came as aspiring Under-23 rower Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne took part in a weekend of racing in an eight, made of the leading Under-23 rowers in the country.

On the first day the crew took part in the Women’s 8s Head, a national event held on the Thames in London. Mathilda’s crew finished fifth overall, with the top two spots being taken by crews made up of the current GB senior women’s team including several reigning Olympic and World champions.

On the second day the crew travelled to GB Rowing’s training base in Caverhsam, Reading to take part in an invitation women’s 8’s event over a 2k course. The crew gained a creditable second place overall to a strong looking Oxford University crew, who will compete in the women’s boat race in early April.

Hartpury students also recently took part in the ‘Gloucester Head’ competition – a time trial event hosted by Hartpury’s training venue, Gloucester Rowing Club. Wins came in the men’s and women’s J18 single, J18 double, women’s quad and novice men’s quad.

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“One for the future” – Hartpury’s Hodgkins-Byrne named top Under-23 rower

Former Hartpury student Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne has been described as ‘one for the future’ as she picked up a GB award for the most promising Under-23 female rower.


11 Nov 2016 Rowing

Hartpury duo mix it with best of British in Nottingham

Hartpury student talent mixed it with the best of British Rowing recently and made waves in Nottingham to achieve top placings in their categories.

06 Nov 2016 Rowing

Hartpury hit their rivals for six at Gloucester Head

Gloucester-Hartpury rowers wrapped up a super six wins as they put in a dominant display on their local water at the weekend.

18 Aug 2016 Rowing

Hartpury hopefuls with Olympic dreams on show at World Rowing Championships

With Great Britain’s rowers picking up medals in Rio, seven former and current Gloucester-Hartpury rowers with Olympic dreams of their own will be on show as the World Rowing Championships for Under-23s and junior rowers get underway in Rotterdam.