Peterborough Head of the Nene 2015 - Senior Men

'Twas a bitterly cold yet still morn as the senior men's day started at 5am to arrive early at the grey world of Peterborough. With just the flatlands stretching for miles and a couple of concrete bridges to pass under, we certainly weren't there for the scenery, but to get our heads (and questionable lids) down and smash out some results to build on the positive start of term 2 at Quintin head last weekend. With efficient marshalling and quick results the guys were thankful to spend minimal time faffing around in the cold and to get some solid results across the squad under the belt. 

First up in division 1, the coxed four of Nat, Cyril, Christian, Nathan and Ryan took on a cheeky short course 2.5km in the senior category. Despite being stricken by illness for the last couple of weeks, the guys were reunited with a drugged up perpetual invalid Nathan and won their category comfortably, and were only a few seconds of winning the division. The result was Ryan's first race win so congratulations to him. 
Next, the stern pair bad boys Cyril and Christian wolfed down their packed lunches (allegedly made with extra love and an inspirational note by mother OJ) and jumped straight into a pair to take on IM2. Two loose riggers, a bent gate and a host of other problems didn't slow the guys down as they were the fastest pair on the day. Also featuring in division 2 was rock star club captain Scotty B in his Fisher Price single. Scott cranked out a solid result once again, placing 3rd. 

The last rude boiz to feature on the day was the eight of Emily, Paddy, Krupke, Gus, Shanly, Adam, Reimund, Scott and a last minute cameo by Ryan (who's in great shape if you haven't heard) who doubled up to replace part time cripple, semi pro skipper Ollie. While Scotty B replaced T-Lat, who had prior sharking commitments on Tinder according to a press release from his modelling agency. The guys were keen to build on last week's experience and they backed up their commitment to consistently lay down power over the full long 4.7km course to finish 2nd out 6 in IM3, only just missing out on the win with 2 personal changes. 

A solid day's racing got us two wins, a 2nd and a 3rd place. Performances to be proud of from all members of the squad. Roll on the wins next weekend at Henley Head.