For the final head race of 2018, DUBC headed south to Glasgow’s Clyde river! After an early start, the club descended upon Glasgow RC with 6 crews prepared to take to the water across the two divisions of the day.
Up first for the women’s squad was Eleanor B, Hannah, Katie and Fiona L competing in the W R2 4+. Having won the category at Aberdeen and narrowly losing in Inverness to Edinburgh Uni BC just a few weeks prior, the girls were eager to win back their title. Up against 4 other boats and with university clubs such as Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow in the mix, the girls were ecstatic to come away with the win – completing the 5k course in 20:39 minutes. Chasing the girl’s boat was our two Novice men’s boats, both made up with 3 of our fresher boys and a senior, to bring some extra experience to the crew. The first 4+ finished in a time of 22:09 minutes taking 3rd behind Edinburgh and Glasgow Schools, with the second of the two 4+’s finishing in a time of 24:08.
After a quick tea break and refuel, it was onto the second division with our men’s squad being represented by the R2 4+ made up of Alistair B, Callum, Alasdair I and Lachlan. Despite taking a close line behind the composite of Clydesdale RC, Glasgow RC & Strathclyde Uni, the boys narrowly lost out on 1st place by just 30 seconds! Followed closely behind them was the women’s squad in the W R2 4x+ and W Novice 4+. Although being a scratch crew the girls in the coxed quad proved their strength and determination by winning over their competition of Stirling RC. And followed closely behind them was another winning women’s crew with the Novice 4+ of Dani, Eleanor P, Chloe and Fiona C smashing the competition by over 30 seconds.
The rain may have came falling down for the end of racing however DUBC boasted plenty of gold medals to brighten up the gloomy Glasgow weather! Many thanks to Glasgow RC for hosting another enjoyable head race.