NORTHWICH Rowing Club launched a double assault by sending two squads to two tough events and they all impressed by recording some excellent times.
Three crews competed in the Junior Sculling Head Race at Dorney Lake, Eton, the venue for the World Rowing Championships last year, and all three finished the course with good times.
This race is proving to be very popular and the competition is of national standard, attracting clubs and schools from across the UK.
The Women's Junior 15 coxed quad, comprising Claire Campbell, Amy Fallon, Rhianne Wynne, Mary Hunt and cox Alex Riddell, finished seventh out of 42 in their status.
The WJ16 coxless quad of Lucy Joynson, Ali Bebb, Ellan Preece, Jane Edwards also raced hard, beating local competition.
The Junior 15 boys coxed quad came 14th out of 40 entered in their status, Jack Palmer, Alex Hunns, George Clarke, Peter Tolson and cox Andrew Morrison making up the crew.
Northwich hosted the North West Junior Time Trial and were winners in two categories. This Head race of 2,600 metres is open solely to junior crews where crews are selected to represent the NW region at the Inter Regionals held in April in Nottingham.
It was a very successful day with a large attendance of juniors ranging in ages from 13 to 18.
The Junior 13 coxed quad of Andrew Jackson, Matthew Riddell, Kieron Hynes, Henry Bellis and cox Andrew Morrison
enjoyed their first ever Head Race while WJ15 double scullers Rhianne Wynne and Mary Hunt also tasted glory.
Meanwhile, the Women's Senior Two Eight travelled to London on Saturday to compete in the Women's Eights Head of River Race on the Tide-way, a gruelling four-and-a-half miles attracting 246 crews from across the UK and Europe.
The women completed a hard fought race but were very proud to compete in NRC's eight named Matthew Lang ridge - named after North-wich's own Olympic oarsman and Junior World Champion.