Hartpury hit their rivals for six at Gloucester Head

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

Competing in the Gloucester Head - a local time trial event hosted by Gloucester Rowing Club rowed over five kilometres on the Gloucester Canal - the Hartpury students came up against clubs from across the Midlands and the South West.

Extended Diploma Sports and Exercise Sciences student, Isaac Herring, rowed to victory in the boys’ Under-18s single, Extended Diploma Sports Coaching student, Alfie Heath, won the senior men’s single, while Gloucester-Hartpury rowers filled the top three sports in the girls Under-18s single, with Zoe Adamson, Freya Webb and Rosie Gladding finishing in that order.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree student and Great Britain rower, Bryony Lawrence, tasted victory in the senior women’s single, plus there was a win in the senior women’s quad sculls for Adamson (A Levels), Lawrence, Gladding (A Levels) and Kathryn Clements (Extended Diploma Sports and Exercise Sciences).

A number of new Gloucester-Hartpury rowers were also taking part in their first race on the water, including Extended Diploma Sports and Exercise Sciences students, Elle Nash and Georgia Martin - the latter having been identified as a rowing prospect by the GB Rowing Team Start talent identification programme. They won the novice double sculls.

Hartpury rowing academy coach, Tom Pattichis, said: “The Gloucester Head is always a good early season warm-up event and provided an opportunity for a number of our new rowers to race for the first time with some really pleasing results.”

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