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19Nov 2015

Hartpury’s Hodgkins-Byrne follows in footsteps of rowing royalty

Hartpury’s Hodgkins-Byrne follows in footsteps of rowing royalty

Former Hartpury student and Great Britain starlet Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne recently proved her rowing credentials after claiming a title won previously by the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave, Beth Rodford and Greg Searle.

Hodgkins-Byrne claimed top spot in the Wingfield Sculls 175th event, beating GB team-mate, Georgia Francis, into second by five lengths over the 6.8 kilometres championship course – the stretch of water used for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.

The pair, who raced together in Great Britain’s Under-23s double scull last summer, were side-by-side through the opening mile before Hogkins-Byrne cut across Francis and into better water to maintain her lead for the remainder of the race. Hodgkins-Byrne had previously been 20 seconds better than her opponent in the GB time trials but had never raced a single on the Tideway before.

“I was excited because this was totally different to any other race,” said Hodgkins-Byrne. “I knew I’d previously beaten Georgia but because of the Tideway stream and her experience in singles, it was all up for grabs again.”

The former Hartpury student, who is currently studying at Reading University, becomes the seventh female winner after the event introduced a women’s race in 2007. Hodgkins-Byrne continues a good run of form, having also picked up gold in the doubles at the British Rowing Senior Championships last month. 

06 Dec 2016 College News

Hark the Hartpury angels sing! Primary pupils sing loud and proud to put college in the Christmas spirit

There was a feast of festive cheer at Hartpury today (December 6th) as local schoolchildren sung their hearts out to Hartpury staff and students at a special Christmas Carol Service.


06 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s farming entrepreneurs banking on budding business ideas

Our third year agriculture students got the opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial experience when advisors from NatWest visited Hartpury. 

06 Dec 2016 Equine

Hartpury’s showjumping set to shine as stars prepare for spectacular

Big names from the British showjumping scene will be getting their eye in ahead of Olympia alongside some of Hartpury’s own riding talent at this year’s Showjumping Spectacular. 

02 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Good moos – an unusual arrival adds a splash of colour to Hartpury’s dairy herd

Meet Ruby Tuesday, the rare red and white calf who is breaking up the monochrome pattern of the Holstein-Friesian herd at Hartpury’s Home Farm.