RESULTS

BUCS Regatta - Day 3 Results

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Queen's finished up at BUCS Regatta 2018 in style with a flurry of strong performances and some medals to boot.

The Men's Championship 4X took Gold medal with a very solid performance, taking the lead at the 1km mark and seeing off competition from Reading to take the top spot.

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This added to the Silver medal won by the Women's Beginner 8+ earlier in the day, seeing off a late surge by Bath to cap off a weekend of great performances by the Ladies Club. With both Beginner 8+s making the Semi-Finals it shows the strength in depth across the Women's Novice squad.

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Along with the Novices the Women's Intermediate 4+ put in a storming performance to take first in the B Final. With 5 crews neck and neck entering the last 500m the Ladies produced a blistering wind-up to pull ahead of their competitors and finish the weekend on a high.

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The Men's Intermediate 4X narrowly missed out on Bronze, finishing 4th in the Final while Dan Colbeck qualified for the Men's Beginner 1X Semi Finals, finishing 10th overall out of 60 entries. The Men's Intermediate 2- made the A final but were unable to replicate their strong performance from the Semi Final and finished 6th.

Full results for the entire Regatta can be found here

Our thanks go to BUCS for hosting yet another fantastic regatta.

BUCS Regatta - Day 2 Results

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Sunday saw an even busier day of racing for Queen's beneath cloudless skies and on calm water.

The Men's Intermediate and Championship 2X both held their own to bring home Silver in their respective finals. Adding to the medals was Fiona Bell winning Bronze in the Women's Championship 1X.

The Men's Championship Lightweight 2X was narrowly beaten into 4th in their final to be denied a medal, in what would become a familiar feat for the rest of the day.

The Women's Beginner 4X comfortably qualified for the A final but were unable to keep up with the leading three crews in the final itself, coming 4th overall and despite not medalling, putting in a series of strong performances throughout the day, setting them up for the 8+s on Day 3.

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The Women's Intermediate 8+ rowed well in the morning time trials to qualify for the Semi Finals. Unable to build on that later in the day, they came 6th in the B final in what proves to be a stronger field year on year. Similarly the Women's Beginner 4+ had to settle for a B final, pipping Exeter at the line for 2nd place by 0.4 secs.

Last but certainly not least the Men's Beginner 8+s were in action. Both crews had strong time trials, comfortably making it into the Semi Finals. With both crews drawn in the same Semi, they were both up against a strong field if they were to make it into the A final.

The A crew put in a strong performance, comfortably taking 2nd and making it through the A final. The B crew were determined not to be left out, and in a dogfight with Warwick's A crew in the final 250m, they dug very deep and found another gear, taking 3rd by a mere 0.14 secs to create history and have both crews through to the final.

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Sadly, the Final itself didn't yield more medals for the club, with the A crew being beaten into 4th on the line. Heartbreaking to be so close and miss out, but a lack of medals does nothing to conceal the fantastic strength in depth of this year's Novice Men squad and the great character within. The future for the men's club is looking very bright indeed.

BUCS Regatta - Day 1 Results

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A fantastic day of rowing for Queen's on Day 1 at BUCS.

The highlight of the day was the Men's Novice 4+ A final. Half a length down at the 1km mark, they found an extra gear to row through Liverpool and take the Gold medal with clear water at the end. The B 4+ performed very well to come 2nd in the B final.

This followed on from medals in the Men's Intermediate Single, taking both Gold and Silver in a two boat race, as well as first place in the B Final.

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Queen's also took Silver and narrowly missed out on Bronze in the Men's Championship Single scull.

The Men's Novice 4X placed 4th in their A final. A heartbreaking result for a crew that dominated their Semi-Final and has progressed immensely since being formed two months ago,

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Similarly, the Women's Championship Lightweight 2X were achingly close to making the Final.  A tremendous showing for a crew that held their own in a field full of U23 International rowers.

The Women's Intermediate 4X placed 4th in their C Final. A respectable result in a competitive category.

In the Men's Intermediate Lightweight 1X, Queen's placed 6th in the A Final and 1st in the B final.

Irish University Championships 2018 - Results

 Tiernan Oliver and Nathan Hull won the Intermediate 2X

Tiernan Oliver and Nathan Hull won the Intermediate 2X

A very busy day for all racing at University Championships. Highlights were wins for the Womens Novice 4X+ and the Mens Intermediate 2X. Queen's also placed 2nd in the Mens Intermediate 1X (Nathan Hull), Womens Intermediate 2X, Womens Club 1 8+ and Womens Novice 8+.

 Ellie McConnell, Laura Murphy, Caitriona Carson (Cox), Eimhear Rose Cunningham and Victoria White were victorious in the Womens Novice 4X+

Ellie McConnell, Laura Murphy, Caitriona Carson (Cox), Eimhear Rose Cunningham and Victoria White were victorious in the Womens Novice 4X+

Full results from all races can be seen here

HORR 2018 Results

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Two Queen's crews travelled to London on Sunday to compete in the 2018 Head of the River Race. One of the most prestigious races in the world, on the most famous stretch of water, this was a fantastic chance for the men to compete in a field of Olympians and to get a taste of rowing amongst the best in the world.

The weather was mild and the race conditions were quick, albeit a tad slower than the previous day. With final checks made to the boats and race plans reviewed, it was time for the men to take to the water and put all their training into practice.

First off were the Intermediate 8+, making good use of conditions to move through the pack and place 65th with a time of 19.21. Following them were the Novice 8+, who pushed through a long void to place 169th overall with a time of 20.20. 

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Strong results for both crews and an invaluable experience. Our thanks go to Tideway Sculling School for hosting us for both WEHORR and HORR and our focus now turns to Lagan Head this coming Saturday for a strong finish to the Head season. 

WEHORR 2018

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Good morning from Women's Eight Head of the River in London! After a late night of delayed flights and railway mishaps, the boats are currently being built and crews are prepping themselves for the race. We have two crews racing this morning, the Intermediate Women's 8+ and a Novice Women's 8+.

The race start has been pushed back by 45 minutes to give Officials a bit longer to assess conditions. The wind is expected to pick up in the late morning, making conditions a little bit less settled than present. Current race start is scheduled for 10.45am.

Results will be posted up this evening or can be followed live on the WEHORR Results page.

In a field of International Elite athletes it will be brilliant to see Queen's taking part again this year, here's hoping for a great day's rowing!

BUCS HORR 2018 Day 2 Round-Up

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More good news from Cork as Miles Taylor and Nathan Hull both took 2nd place in the U23 Lightweight 2X and the U23 2X respectively.

Back on Tyneside, race conditions had deteriorated somewhat and the remaining races were shortened to 3km. The Intermediate Men's 8+ got the afternoon's racing underway, along with a crew of Novice men, taking the opportunity to come up against a higher quality of competition. The Novices embraced the wilder conditions to post a time of 9.35.7, coming 37th out of a field of more than 80 Intermediate crews. A sign of how far they've come since taking up the sport in September. 

 Emily Sampson-Barnes doing what Emily Sampson-Barnes does

Emily Sampson-Barnes doing what Emily Sampson-Barnes does

The Intermediate men came 10th with a time of 8.37.7, which would have seen them come 7th in the Championship category. A sign of how the standard of Intermediate rowing continues to rise year on year across UK Universities. 

After some thankfully unfounded fears of the remaining races being cancelled, the final two crews to race set off up the course. By this stage the Tyne had become more of a gauntlet than a race course. Rough water and powerful flow made for the most testing conditions of the weekend. 

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Women's Championship Lightweight 4-

The Women's Championship Lightweight 4- were first to race. With a time of 10.12.1, the came 5th, a fantastic result in gruelling conditions. Finally, the Women's Intermediate 4+ were the last Queen's crew to race. Battling down the course, they came 4th with a time of 10.33.1, a gut-wrenching 1.5 seconds off the bronze medal position. An agonisingly difficult result to take but an exceptionally good row, and in time, no doubt a powerful source of inspiration for the rest of their season.

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Women's Intermediate 4+

And so ended the weekend's racing. Boats were broken, trailers were packed and the club set off back to Belfast with much to celebrate. With 15 crews entered, 12 finished in the top 10, 9 finished in the top 5, and 4 won medals. This was a remarkably strong performance from the club as it continues it's resurgence, something that hasn't gone unnoticed across the water, with plenty offering congratulations and expressing delight at Queen's being back competing amongst the top rowing Universities of the UK.

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BUCS HORR 2018 - Day 2 Update

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After a day of fantastic success in Newcastle and with great news coming from Irish trials in Cork, with Miles Taylor coming first in the Men's U23 LWT 2X, the crews descended on Tyne United BC this morning eagre to get going.

This morning's sessions saw the Intermediate Ladies 8+ in action as well as a Novice 8+ entered to cut their teeth against a higher standard of opposition. The Novice Ladies excelled themselves over a longer distance than the Novice races, coming 25th, ahead of more than 15 Intermediate crews. A fantastic result for the ladies building on their gold from yesterday in the Novice category.

The Intermediate Ladies posted a fantastic time of 16.20.4, placing 6th overall in a highly competitive field of 43 crews. For a squad of ten athletes, this is an exceptional result.

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Next came the Men's fours and quads. Championship Lightweight 4- posted a time of 15.50.7 and the Intermediate B 4+ posted 17.16.5. The Intermediate A 4+ turned heads with a fantastic race in tricky conditions, coming 5th in a field of over 30 boats. A fantastic result to camp off the morning's racing.

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As conditions continue to deteriorate, the races have been shortened from 5km to 3km for the afternoon and the race schedule has been readjusted. Updates will continue to be posted on here as the day continues or can be followed live at the Row Results live feed

BUCS HORR 2018 - Day 1 Round-Up

 Ladies Novice 8+ A crew bringing home the Gold

Ladies Novice 8+ A crew bringing home the Gold

Success breeds success, so goes the old maxim. Never has this been truer than with the Queen's Novices at their first major event of the season. With a morning of good rowing and great results under their belts, with Men's 8+s taking Silver and Bronze, and the Ladies 4+ narrowly missing out on medal, the spirits within the club were sky high.

The afternoon saw the Ladies 8+s in action, as well as a Men's 4+. Having been achingly close to medalling in the morning, the Ladies crews went out determined to put in their best performances. And they certainly didn't disappoint.

 Ewan Murray counted them out, and counted them all back in again.

Ewan Murray counted them out, and counted them all back in again.

The B crew moved well through the pack, looking strong right to the end to post an impressive time of 10.52, coming 5th overall out of 27 crews.

The A crew were able to put in a thundering performance, posting a truly fantastic time of 10.17 in very testing conditions, and taking the first Gold medals of the weekend for Queen's.

Keen to improve on their earlier medals, the Men's 4+ also rowed well in the rougher water, steaming down the course in 10.03 to take the second set of Gold medals for Queen's this weekend.

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All in all, a wonderful day's racing for the club and a raft of medals and great times for the Novices to show for all their dedication and graft over the long Winter months. The Novice squad is in rude health this year in terms of numbers, with retention maintaining high throughout the season. Today showed us that the squad is blessed with great ability and determination as well.

A fantastic day's rowing. Tomorrow sees the Senior crews competing and hopefully adding further to the medal pile. Updates will be posted on here throughout the day and results can be followed live on the BUCS HORR results page.

Also very best of luck to the 3 Queen's Rowers down at the NRC in Cork for Irish trials this weekend. Here's hoping the club's success this weekend is spread far and wide!

BUCS HORR - Day 1 Update

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Hello from BUCS Head! Novices were in action this morning with two Novice Men's 8+s and one Novice Ladies 4+ racing. With boats built nice and early, and the Tyne looking calm (relatively) there was just enough time for a pep talk and some nerves to build before launching.

First down the course were the Novice Men's A 8+, looking strong and efficient and posting an impressive time of 10.20. Not to be outdone the B 8+ steamed through the pack to post a fantastic time of 10.27. Putting the crews 2nd and 3rd respectively out of a field of 25 crews. A truly phenomenal achievement to have two 8+s on the podium at a BUCS event, when the standard of Novice rowing in the UK in recent years has got better year on year.

Then came the Ladies 4+ who rowed exceptionally well in a competitive field. Coming 4th and narrowly missing out on a medal by only 3 seconds. This sets them up fantastically well for this afternoon's Ladies 8+s, as the quest for more medals continues unabated!

Results can be watched live on the live results page or we'll have further updates on here after this afternoon's racing.