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Rutherford Head - 25 November 2017
Newcastle and Durham University W.Eli.8+ in Rutherford Head on 26 November 2016 (photo: P Hawthorn)
Rutherford Head is supported by the Reece Group.


The Rutherford Head of the River Race (named after its founding body, Rutherford College) runs over a 4500-5000 metre course, usually rowed upstream from Scotswood to Newburn. It sees crews from all over the north of England, London and much of Scotland visiting to experience an often tough winter race on a big river. The event can see challenging weather and water conditions.

Results from the most recent event on 26 November 2016

The 2016 event ran on the appointed day for a change in beautiful if chilly conditions. The morning started freezing but with an amazing sunrise. With little wind and a modest tide, it was all set for a great day's racing.
Times with the tide in Div 1 were fast and the speediest crew was an Edinburgh University BC elite open eight coming through in 13:38. Times in the afternoon for Div 2 (just on dead water at high tide) were slower but still good. Fastest boat was another EUBC entry in the open elite coxless quads category in 15:53. Fastest women's elite eight in the afternoon was from Newcastle Univerity BC in 16:46.

Great photos are at Al johnston's Facebook page here


Event Secretary: Colin Percy at or on 07985 003304.

Last updated 17-08-17.

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