Scullers Head of the River Race
|Scullers Head of the River Race|
|Location(s)||Championship Course, River Thames in London, England|
|Previous event||16 November 2013|
|Next event||29 November 2014|
The Scullers Head of the River Race is a rowing race held annually on the River Thames Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney, open to single scullers only. The race is held in November or early December each year on a week usually to suit the mid-morning or mid-afternoon timing of the ebb tide.
The Scullers Head was first raced in 1954 when it was won by John Marsden. It now admits entries of over 500 scullers and is the largest sculling race in the UK for a single class of racing shell. The race gains enough entries to organise the greatest number of marshalls for any singles event on the Thames and it draws considerably more overseas single scullers than the same race held in reverse usually three to four weeks before, the Wingfield Sculls, which dates to the middle of the 19th century.
The race is organised by Vesta Rowing Club, Putney, London.
Results since 2001
|2003||cancelled due to exceptional weather conditions|
|2005||Tom Gale||Tideway Scullers||22:05.18|
|2006||Mahé Drysdale||Tideway Scullers||19:55.26|
|2007||George Whittaker||Imperial College BC||20:58.76|
|2008||Alan Campbell||Tideway Scullers||20:30.57|
|2009||Jamie Kirkwood||Imperial College BC||20:55.38|
|2010||Stephen Feeney||London RC||21:31.20|
|2011||Adam Freeman-Pask||Imperial College BC||21:09.02|
|2012||Alan Campbell||Tideway Scullers||20:43.32|
|2013||Sigmund Verstraete||Walton RC||21:06.99|
|2014||Jamie Copus||Oxford Brookes University BC||21:03.55|
|2009||Hester Goodsell||Reading University BC||22:21.92|
|2010||Beth Rodford||Gloucester RC||22:54.06|
|2011||Imogen Walsh||London RC||22:35.9|
|2012||Georgina Phillips||Imperial College BC||22:40.24|
|2013||Lou Reeve||Leander Club||22:14:41|
|2014||Brianna Stubbs||Wallingford RC||22:41.31|
- Metropolitan Regatta The London Cup (singles). Held in late May/very early June at Eton-Dorney Lake.
- Diamond Challenge Sculls rowed by race-winning singles at Henley Royal Regatta, forming the second prerequisite of the rare accomplishment of a 'Triple Crown' with those above and below. Held in July.
- Wingfield Sculls rowed by singles along the course in reverse, the last component of the 'Triple Crown'. Held in October or early November. Where the Scullers' Head is also won there is the theoretical possibility of a 'Quadruple Crown' for a single sculler able to win all four events. As the Diamond Sculls is not open to women, a win at the Scullers Head forms the last leg of the UK's Triple Crown for an all-round champion female single sculler.
- Rowing on the River Thames
- Daily Telegraph Obituary John Marsden 5 March 2004
-  Main page noting new facts and full capacity of 550 entries has been reached in 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2011-05-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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- Scullers Head 2013 Results (pdf) Vesta Rowing Club. Retrieved 2014-17-11.
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