A couple of weeks ago Amy H ventured off to the Metropolitan Amateur event at Eaton Dorney and then last weekend she was joined by Rosie at Plymouth. Here is the report from the Met Am. - thanks Annie:
We had the most fantastic time.
Amy managed to come in 4th in her heat and get through to the repechage. She was in 5th place at 1750m but put on a huge sprint and beat the Thames RC girl by, literally, a bowball. We had no idea at the time who had got through and had to go and find the results. Amy was thrilled to get another race. We had both expected her to be trailing way behind everyone else but it was brilliant to see her up in the mix.
It was a bit daunting when we arrived at Eton Dorney with all those big London Clubs but we found ourselves a spot under the trees next to Cambridge University Boat Club, near the boating area and with a good view of the events. The weather was perfect. The umpires were friendly and had a few chats with Amy since no one realised there was a rowing club at Taunton.