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Leander End Twickenham's Fantastic Henley Run



Twickenhem’s senior men returned to Henley Royal Regatta in spectacular fashion by beating Swiss eight Ruderclub Erlenbach in the Thames Challenge Cup on Wednesday. The much fancied opposition arrived at Henley boasting a strong domestic record with recent wins in the Swiss national club championships. Little separated the two crews as they passed Temple Island but Twickenham started to edge ahead and lead by a canvas at the Fawley three quarter mile stage. Assisted by the famous ‘Remenham Roar’ Twickenham extended their advantage further to just over half a length as the Swiss dug deep to try and salvage their race. Twickenham held firm as they passed the Enclosures to ensure a famous club victory to win by two thirds of a length in a time of 6:56.



 

The senior men’s reward in the next round was a crack at local powerhouse Leander which seemed a tad unfair but these days there are no ‘easy’ races at Henley. Unfortunately, this would be as far as senior men’s run in the Thames Cup would take them as Leander's pedigree and class proved too much as they dominated from start to finish with Twickenham succumbing to a two and three quarter length defeat.

 

It was a brilliant effort by the senior men this year and as a club we are immensely proud of what they have achieved by not only qualifying but progressing through the first day at Henley against strong opposition. Results like this put out a strong advert for the club that we are serious in our ambitions and that we wish to build on this achievement and do even better at next year’s Henley Royal Regatta.




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