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  • The Pairs Head 2019 will be held on Sunday 6 Oct at 10.30am.

    The race will start at The Boat Race finish post downstream of Chiswick Bridge and finish at Harrods Wall downstream of Hammersmith Bridge, approx 4.5km.

    Pairs Head Notice of Competition 2019

    Entries will open on BROE2 by 6pm on Tuesday 27th August 

    Boat types: 2x & 2- 

    Categories offered:  

    • Junior J16, 2x; J18; 2x & 2-  
    • Senior: Open, Women; 2x & 2-  
    • Masters B-K: Open, Women; 2x & 2-  
    • Mixed and Mixed Masters B-K; 2x
    • Lightweight Open and Women; 2x
    • Adaptive; 2x & 2- (by arrangement)

    £36 per crew


    The Pairs Head of the River Race is an annual event proudly managed and run by Barnes Bridge Ladies Rowing Club.

  • Entries are now suspended as we have reached capacity. Entries will close on Sunday 22nd September at midday.

    If you have any queries about entries please use our contact form.

  • Competitor Information will be posted on Tuesday 2nd October.

  • The results will be published as soon as they are available.
    Note the results will not be available until Penalties have been applied.

    Results from previous years:

  • Prize Giving

    Each year the Pairs Head committee hold a prize giving at the Civil Service Boathouse, home of both Barnes Bridge Ladies and Cygnet Rowing club.

    The 2019 Prize Giving will be held on Sunday 27th October.

    Anna Roots Trophy

    Anna Roots Trophy for fastest Women’s Pair

    In 2014 the Pairs Head Committee introduced the Anna Roots Trophy for the fastest Women’s Pair. Anna was tragically killed during a charity cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End. Anna was a well loved, successful Tideway rower and regular Pairs Head competitor.


    2018 – Victoria Brock & Karen Newbury – Lea RC

    2017 – Isobel Cole & Anna Terry – Tideway Scullers School

    2016 – French & Statham – University of London

    2015 – Bridget Snaith & Amanda Benson-Skailes – Lea RC

    2014 – Sarah Jones & Madeline Foster – Thames RC

    Amy Gentry Trophy

    Amy Gentry Trophy
    Amy Gentry Trophy

    In 2013 the Pairs Head Committee introduced the Amy Gentry Trophy for year the fastest Women’s Double Sculls.

    This beautiful Trophy, kindly donated by John Langfield and Catti Moss, is a tribute to Amy Gentry, founder of the Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club, celebrated sculler and pioneer of women’s rowing.


    2018 – Katy Wilkinson-Feller & Fran Rawlings – Tideway Scullers School

    2017 – Charlotte & Mathilde Hodgkins-Byrne – Composite University of London & Reading University Boat Club

    2016 – Parfett & Hart-Winks – University of London 

    2015 – Alice White & Pippa Birch – Composite Star & Arrow and Upper Thames RC

    2014 – Debbie Flood & Fran Rawlings – Leander

    2013 – Charlotte Taylor & Fran Rawlings – Composite Putney Town and Mortlake Anglian & Alpha RC

    Fran Rawlings (previously from MAA) and Debbie Flood, receiving the Amy Gentry Trophy, both rowing for Leander in 2014

  • Please complete this form to send an enquiry or message to the Pairs Head team.