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Pairs Head



  • Thank you to all crews and volunteers for enabling us to have another great race.

    Pairs Head 2016 Results are available

    Please join us on Saturday 14 Oct 2017, start of race to be confirmed.

    About the Race

    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

    Lightweight Events

    Double Sculls Men’s Lightweight Elite, IM3 and Women’s Lightweight Elite, IM3 (see notes below)

    Mixed Events

    Double Sculls Elite, Intermediate 1, 2 & 3, Masters* B and above

    We are offering adaptive events. 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]

    Lightweight weights
    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.

    Plaques and individual LIDDED POTS will be presented to the crew of the fastest boat finishing the course in each division. 


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

  • Entries for 2017 will be open in the last week in August.

  • If you have any queries about entries please use our contact form or email entries at pairshead.co.uk.

  • Come back in 2017 for the latest Competitor Information.

  • Pairs Head 2016 Results

    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.

    Well done all our Pennant Winners. Thank you to Alan Sinclair, @alansinclair, Jack Beaumontt@jackbeaumontt and John Inverdale for presenting at our Prize Giving 2016. Photos of the event are available to view on our FaceBook page.

    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.


    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.


    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



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