LMHBC rower makes Henley Regatta final

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Having made the spare pair for the Boat Race back in March, James Mountain was selected to compete for Isis in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup (the student coxed 4s event) at Henley Royal Regatta in July. His crewmates were four of the victorious Isis crew from the Boat Race. In the run up to the regatta, the crew posted very good results, winning Senior coxed 4s at Marlow Regatta and Elite coxed 4s at Reading Amateur Regatta, and so were seeded in the draw. In the opening round they beat a strong University of West of England crew, and the next day came from behind in the closing stages to win a very close race against Trinity College Dublin. In the semi-final, they comfortably beat Delftsche Studenten Roeivereeniging Laga from Holland, who had had a much easier progression through the draw. Their opposition in the final were Imperial College’s top boat and unfortunately proved too strong. Nevertheless, to have reached the Henley final was an extremely impressive achievement and a first for an LMH rower!

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