BMS celebrate five wins at Bedford Small Boats Head

BMS rowing. wk 42.
BMS rowing. wk 42.

Bedford Modern School crews are celebrating after winning five events in the Bedford Small Boats Head on, Sunday October 14.

Henk Kroon, Fabio Titmus, Matt Brooks, Adam Dingley and cox Gavin McWilliams were victorious in the IM1 coxed four, while Alex Hewitt, Richard Herbert, Josh Taylor, Simon Whitaker and cox Fergus Dale won the Novice coxed four category.

The J16 coxed four comprising Olly Clarke, Dan Tredget, Guy Woolford, Bruno Jones and cox Gavin McWilliams completed their race in a very fast time of 6.49mins, while the J14 coxed four of Callum McIntyre, William Tillet, George Keech, Oliver Fitt and cox Gavin McWilliams were also victorious, winning their race against Bedford School by nine seconds.

The final win of the day saw 16-year-old Izzy White win the women’s Novice singles in a strong field comprising 11 other scullers.

Alistair Brown, director of rowing at BMS, said: “I was delighted by the BMS results at the Bedford Small Boats Head on Sunday. We had over 100 students competing and enjoying their day.

“The support on the bank was second to none with many parents watching their children race for the first time ever as part of the Project Rapid squad.

“The highlight of the day for me was the J14 boys winning in the coxed quad, it was a nice surprise as we fielded five matched boats not expecting much other than to gain experience seeing as they have only been rowing for three weeks.”