For the first time in Bedford School’s history, our 1st VIII were victorious in the 1st 8s category at the Schools Head of the River Race.
Despite the fact that the course had to be shortened from 4 miles to just over 1 mile due to the extremely windy conditions and high waves, the Bedford School 1st VIII proved victorious. The crew now have their sights firmly set on the 1st 8 Child Beale cup at the National Schools Regatta; a win here would be another first for the school but a strong possibility for this outstanding VIII.
The other Bedford School crews also battled hard in the tough conditions. The 2nd VIII finished 10th in the 2nd 8s. The Colts A crew finished 2nd in the J16 1st 8s and the Colts B crew finished 3rd in the J16 2nd 8s. Both crews have made huge improvements in speed this term and put in superb performances. The J15 A crew finished 12th in J15 1st 8s, the J15 B crew finished 6th in J15 2nd 8s, the J15 C crew finished 12th in J15 2nd 8s and were the 3rd fastest J15 C crew.