head of the river


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head of the river

n
(Rowing)
a. any of various annual rowing regattas held on particular rivers
b. the boat or team winning such a regatta: Eton are head of the river again this year.
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It came to the final race of the season, the Head of the River.
Their victory has set them up nicely for the Head of the River Fours which is a highlight of the national rowing calendar.
Cessford had already represented Durham ARC in the Women's Eights Head of the River Race in March and at Henley Women's Regatta in June.
The Light Blues beat top club Molesey by 6L in a full-course Boat Race dress rehearsal before retaining the University prize in this month's 320-boat Women Head of the River Race, finishing fifth overall in the world's biggest female event, But Oxford, chasing an eighth win in 10 races having won the last three in a row, have impressed again, setting the fastest women's time in January's Quintin Head of the River Race on the Boat Race's Thames stretch, and also beating Molesey and Newcastle University in private fixtures.
Tall, naturally talented, and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblings Leni and Cristian Popescu are set to row Harley Grammar to victory in the annual Head of the River race.
The ladies' team from Cambois Rowing Club, near Ashington in Northumberland, had hoped to finish in the top 200 teams at the Thames Head of the River Race on Saturday but finished 79th.
Becca's team had been behind to Thames, who won this year's Women''s eight Head of the River against 286 crews, but battled back to beat them by five seconds.
Tees Rowing Club sent crews from Junior-13 to veteran and masters levels, and produced some impressive times at the Durham Small Boats Head of the River last weekend.
The Eight (below) shows a racing crew during trials for the Head of the River on the Thames.
Get-together: Lawyers, jurors, defendants and court staff mingle at the Head of the River pub in Oxford.
ANSWERS: 1 Pam Ferris; 2 Red; 3 Distance travelled by a wheeled vehicle; 4 Edward Heath; 5 Peter Scudamore; 6 Cardinal; 7 Sapphire And Steel; 8 The Head of the River Race; 9 Mark Lamarr; 10 Tottenham Hotspur (European Cup Winners' Cup in 1963).
At the head of the River Teifi lie the ancient ruins of a castle that claims to have been one of the most heavily besieged in Wales.