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  • The Pairs Head 2017 will be held on Saturday 14 Oct, at midday.

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

    About the Race

    The Committee is considering whether the race will be run with the new British Rowing Competition Framework, details will be updated as soon as they are available.

    Prizes will be offered for divisions with five or more entries, and less at the organisers discretion.

    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 on 2 September 2017.

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

  • 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



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