Schools' Head of the River Race

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Schools' Head of the River Race
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Championship Course, River Thames in London, England
Years active ?-Present
Previous event 26 March 2014
Next event 2015
Participants approx. 300 crews
Organised by Westminster School
Website
www.shorr.org.uk

The Schools' Head of the River Race (SHORR) is the UK's largest school-age processional (head rowing) race and is organised by Westminster School for crews aged between 14 and 18 years old. It is held in Spring, the end of the head race season.

The race forms a leg of the national kudos of winning a rowing 'triple' in which occasionally an indefeasible Junior Eight (J18 8+ or WJ18 8+) wins this race, the National Schools Regatta, the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta or the Peabody Cup at Henley Women's Regatta.

In the young men's category at J18 Emanuel School still hold the record for the most wins at a total of 11.[citation needed]

Course[edit]

The race is held annually on the River Thames in London, England, on the 4 14 miles (6.8 km) Championship Course from the University Stone in Mortlake to Westminster School Boat Club flagpole in Putney. It is rowed with the tide and is in the opposite direction to The Boat Race.[1]

Race format[edit]

History[edit]

The event in its infancy offered a shortened course for smaller boats, such as J15 4s, J15 B 8's, and Maiden 4s. The shortened course ran from Hammersmith Bridge (from London Corinthian Sailing Club) to the regular finishing post at Putney. However, CD Riches, the event's manager, changed this in 2009.

Current format[edit]

The race is the largest head race of the winter season by junior crews. It attracts around 300 crews each year. Composite crews, drawn from more than one club or school, are not permitted.

All categories race the 6.8 km Championship Course.

In 2012, the J4- and WJ4- events were introduced.[n 1]

In 2013, the Mix 4x[n 2] event was introduced to the race.

Records[edit]

The current record holders for the events are:

Men's events[edit]

Event Winner Time Year
Ch8+ Eton College Eton College Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 16:47 2009
1st8+ Canford School Canford School rowing blade.gif 17:13 2014
2nd8+ Shrewsbury School Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 17:22 2007
3rd8+ Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg 17:46 2007
J16 Ch8+ Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg 17:25 2011
J16 1st8+ Sir William Borlase's Grammar School Sir William Borlase's Grammar School rowing blade.gif 17:53 2011
J16 2nd8+ Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg 17:51 2014
J15 Ch8+ King's College School Kings College School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 17:58 2007
J15 1st8+ St George's College St George's College rowing blade.gif 18:12 2011
J15 2nd8+ St Paul's School St Paul's School rowing blade.gif 18:37 2012
J15 3rd8+ Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg 20:13 2013
J4x[n 2] Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 17:38 2014
J17 4x[n 2] Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 18:20 2014
J4- Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 18:41 2012
J4+ George Watson's College George Watson's College rowing blade.gif 18:42 2007
J16 4+ Evesham RC Evesham RC rowing blade.gif 19:17 2011
J15 4+ Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 19:38 2012

Women's events[edit]

Event Winner Time Year
WCh 8+ The Lady Eleanor Holles School Lady Eleanor Holles School Rowing Blade.gif 18:28 2011
WJ16 8+ Kingston Rowing Club Kingston Rowing Club Blade.svg 19:41 2011
WJ15 8+ Headington School Headington School rowing blade.gif 19:51 2012
WJ 4x[n 2] Latymer Upper School Latymer Upper School rowing blade.gif 19:24 2011
WJ17 4x[n 2] Henley Rowing Club St Johns College Boat Club Blade.svg 20:56 2014
WJ4- Sir William Borlase's Grammar School Sir William Borlase's Grammar School rowing blade.gif 20:37 2012
WJ 4+ Henley Rowing Club St Johns College Boat Club Blade.svg 20:12 2007
WJ16 4+ Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls Haberdasher's Monmouth School for Girls rowing blade.gif 21:03 2002

Mixed events[edit]

Event Winner Time Year
Mix 4x[n 2] Evesham RC Evesham RC rowing blade.gif 19:42 2013

Winners of all categories when last held[edit]

Event Winner Time
Ch8+ St Paul's School St Paul's School rowing blade.gif 16:56
1st 8+ Canford School Canford School rowing blade.gif 17:13
2nd 8+ Latymer Upper School Latymer Upper School rowing blade.gif 17:29
3rd 8+ Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg 18:02
J16 Ch8+ Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 17:26
J16 1st8+ Bedford Modern School Bedford Modern School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 18:10
J16 2nd8+ Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg 17:51
J15 Ch8+ St Paul's School St Paul's School rowing blade.gif 18:13
J15 1st8+ Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 18:31
J15 2nd8+ St Paul's School St Paul's School rowing blade.gif 19:28
W Ch8+ Headington School Headington School rowing blade.gif 18:49
WJ16 8+ The King's School, Chester Kings-school-chester-blade.png 21:19
WJ15 8+ Henley Rowing Club St Johns College Boat Club Blade.svg 20:18
J 4x[n 2] Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 17:38
J17 4x[n 2] Westminster School Westminster School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 18:20
J4+ Evesham RC Evesham RC rowing blade.gif 19:57
J16 4+ The King's School, Chester Kings-school-chester-blade.png 20:05
J15 4+ Norwich School Norwich School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg 20:54
Mix 4x[n 2] Runcorn Rowing Club Runcorn Rowing Club Blade.jpg 20:45
WJ 4x[n 2] Gloucester Hartpury 20:53
WJ17 4x[n 2] Henley Rowing Club St Johns College Boat Club Blade.svg 20:56
WJ 4+ Henley Rowing Club St Johns College Boat Club Blade.svg 21:45
WJ16 4+ Bedford Girls School Bedford Girls' School rowing blade.gif 21:59

Previous J18 eights' winners[edit]

Year Time Winner Second Third
2014 16:56 St Paul's School St Paul's School rowing blade.gif St Edward's School St Edward's School Boat Club Rowing Blade.png Radley College Radley College rowing blade.gif
2013 17:10 Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg Abingdon School Abingdon School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg St Paul's School St Paul's School rowing blade.gif
2012 16:53 Abingdon School Abingdon School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg Shrewsbury School Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg
2011 16:53 Abingdon School Abingdon School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Eton College Eton College Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Shrewsbury School Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg
2010 17:22 Eton College Eton College Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Shrewsbury School Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Hampton School Van Mildert Boat Club Blade.svg
2009 16:47 Eton College Eton College Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Shrewsbury School Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg St Paul's School St Paul's School rowing blade.gif
2008 09:39[n 3] Shrewsbury School Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Abingdon School Abingdon School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Eton College Eton College Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ In line with increased rationalisation globally to coxless fours see for example the 2006 abolition of the Prince Philip Challenge Cup and expansion of the Britannia Challenge Cup with the Prince Albert Challenge Cup for university student coxed fours at Henley.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Quad. Ch, only used in the in 8s category, denotes top boat (Championship entry for each school) for other symbols used (+ and -) see Rowing (sport)
  3. ^ Shortened course.
References
  1. ^ "About the Race" Schools Head of the River Race Westminster School. Retrieved 2014-11-18.

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