Please join us on Sunday 16 Oct 2016, start of race 12.30pm.
About the Race 2016
Harrods Wall to Chiswick – 4,800m approx.
The course will be UPSTREAM on the flood tide. The river will be closed.
Entries are Open. Entries will close on Saturday 1st October at 10pm.
Men’s & Women’s Events
Coxless Pairs Elite, Senior, Intermediate 1 & 2, Masters* B and above, Junior Double Sculls Elite, Senior, Intermediate 1, 2 & 3, Novice, Masters* B and above, Junior, J16
Double Sculls Men’s Lightweight Elite, IM3 and Women’s Lightweight Elite, IM3 (see notes below)
Double Sculls Elite, Intermediate 1, 2 & 3, Masters* B and above
We are offering adaptive events for 2016. Please contact us if you are interested as categories will be by arrangement.
Prizes will be offered for divisions with 5 or more entries, and less at the organisers discretion.
* Masters (Handicap)
Crews will be placed according to their adjusted time in line with the Masters Handicap system (British Rowing Rules of Racing). [Note: Subject to the number of entries, Masters categories will be split into two or more divisions e.g. Masters B/C and Masters D/E/F]
The maximum weight for these events is in line with British Rowing rules for the winter period.
For men max weight is 75kg, and for women max weight is 61.5kg. All lightweight competitors must meet this limit, there will be no additional average crew weight restriction. Any crew that enters lightweight but fails to weigh in successfully will be moved into the equivalent open weight category.
Weigh in arrangements will be emailed out to entrants.
All entrants should note that race information will be posted on the website and will be emailed out to competitors. No copies will be posted, so please ensure we have your email details. The organisers reserve the right to refuse an entry at any time without giving a reason.
The Pairs Head of the River Race is an annual event proudly managed and run by Barnes Bridge Ladies Rowing Club.
14 Oct 2017 (provisional)
Entries via British Rowing Online Entries.
Entries open on Thursday 1st September.
Entries close Saturday 1 October 2016 at 10pm.
Online payment please, £35 per crew.
If you’re unable to make payment online or have any queries about entries please use our contact form or email entries at pairshead.co.uk.
The Provisional Draw will be posted on Tuesday 4th October.
The Competitor Information will be posted on Tuesday 11th October.
Note this year the course is in REVERSE. Please do not refer to previous years’ information.
Results of the race will be posted as soon as possible.
Note – provisional results will not be available until penalties have been applied.
Results from previous years:
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 Prize Giving Ceremony 2016 will be on Sunday 30th October, time TBC.
Anna Roots Trophy
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.
2015 – Bridget Snaith & Amanda Benson-Skailes – Lea RC
2014 – Sarah Jones & Madeline Foster – Thames RC
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.
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
Please complete this form to send an enquiry or message to the Pairs Head team.
Note – payment will be open on BROE until Tuesday 11th October, substitutions will be open until midday on the day of the race, Sunday 16th October.