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Alumni Success at Pairs Head

From left to right: Alan Sinclair, Millie Perrin, Ellie Darlington and Jack Beaumont
From left to right: Alan Sinclair, Millie Perrin, Ellie Darlington and Jack Beaumont
Two weeks ago, Hills Road alumnae Ellie Darlington and Millie Perrin of Cantabrigian Rowing Club raced in the Womens First IM coxless pair (W.IM1.2-)  winning their event in a time of 16:16 -- 57 seconds faster than the 2nd placed Auriol Kensington. They were also the second fastest women's pair of the day, behind an exceptional senior pair from the University of London. Ellie and Millie's victory made up for the last time when they raced a pair at Pairs Head in 2014 and 2013, respectively, where they both came 2nd in their categories by a margin of less than 1 second.

 On Sunday, Ellie and Millie went to Barnes Bridge Ladies Boat Club in London, with their coach, Tom Copeland, to receive their prize.

Millie said, 

"It was great to see the Cambridge clubs so well represented, with two winning crews from Rob Roy Boat Club as well as the Cantabs winners there to collect prizes.

Cambridge crews were consistently the off-Thames fastest boats in Pairs Head showing the very high level of  town club rowing in Cambridge. It was an immensely satisfying day and I was very happy to receive our pots from GB athletes, Alan Sinclaire who competed in the men's pair Rio, and Jack Beaumont who was in the men's quad at Rio."

Cantabs women are now looking forward to Fours Head next weekend, where they have several crews competing.

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