BUCS Head was due to be held over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of February on the River Tyne. Unfortunately for our Novice crews, Novice categories were cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.
Senior events were moved to the Sunday, and the competing crews and a number of supporters made the journey to Newcastle, with a delightful departure time from Lancaster of 4:30AM.
Whilst the weather conditions were appalling, the results pulled in by our crews were anything but! The Senior Men’s 8+ placed 9th, beating York by 40 seconds! The Senior Women’s 4+ then did one better by coming 8th against some terrific competition. Both crews did LUBC proud, with these being the highest placings of senior boats at BUCS Head over the last few years.
Senior Men’s VIII+ (Stroke to Bow) – Ben Hussey, Will Berridge, Toby Gilmore, Nathan Lingham, Alex Tulett, Jamie Mellor, Jack Mellor, Seb Hiller. Coxed by Helen Craven.
Senior Women’s IV+ (Stroke to Bow) – Nicola Fleck, Lucy Tunn, Kathryn Salt, Sophie Young. Coxed by Amy Picton.