Barnes Bridge Ladies Rowing Club

Pairs Head

  • Pairs Head 2021 – Saturday 2 October at 14:00 **CANCELLED**
    Refunds of £30 per crew have been submitted via BROE. Payments should be received on the original payment card in the next few days.
    Future races:
    2022 Sunday 2nd October 09:30
    2023 Sunday 8th October 11:00
    River Thames, Chiswick Bridge to Harrods Wall approx. 4.5km.
    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-

    Boating Permission:
    If you are not a member of a Tideway club hosting permission is required from the local club from which you plan to boat. Please do not assume that this will be given, we expect the capacity for visiting crews will may be reduced compared to previous years.

    2021 marks 50 years since the first Pairs Head of the River Race

    To celebrate this milestone, we will be awarding a number of additional prizes – including one for the crew placed 50th overall.
    As part of the celebrations all Open and Women’s crews entered in Masters Category D and above will make up the first section of the race and will be placed first in the start order.

    Note – there will be a gap in racing after the first section to allow a clear run for subsequent crews.

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


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

  • Pairs Head 2020 RESULTS

    Results from previous years:

  • Prize Giving

    In normal years the Pairs Head Committee hold a prize giving at the Civil Service Boathouse, home of both Barnes Bridge Ladies and Cygnet Rowing club.

    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.


    2019 – Katie Potter & Kate Wagstaff – Tideway Scullers School

    2018 –  Jasmine Moore & Lucy Miles – Putney High School

    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.


    2019 – Katy Wilkinson-Feller & Fran Rawlings – Tideway Scullers School

    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.