The conclusion of months of intense training came to head for Cambridge ’99 Rowing Club this weekend as both squads ventured down to the Tideway to compete in the Women’s Head of the River Race and Head of the River Race. On Saturday the Women’s squad produced a strong performance with the first boat containing Abbey Child, Chrysa Litina, Sara Bastiani, Josie Harries, Agnes Bolinska, Klaske van Marrum, Guinevere Woolstenhulme, Linda Kitching and coxed by Sebastian Hathaway, completing the 6.8km course in 22:04.9 minutes. The women’s second boat completed the course in 22:58.2 minutes placing them 116th and 185th out of 300 other crews. On the Sunday the men’s squad had their turn to produce a brilliant show with three eights crews entered. The men’s first boat completed the same course from Mortlake to Putney Bridge in 19:31.6 minutes, placing them 77th out of over 300 competitors. The crew consisted of Karel Kabelik, Rob Sargent, Alex Shaw, Will Young, Rhidian Maltby, Friso van Gent, Nick Thorn, Nick Richardson and coxed by Sammi Tarling. The men’s second and third boats completed the course with strong times of 20:28.5 seconds and 21:12.6 seconds respectively. The performance produced by the crews on the respective days left Mike Taylor (Head Women’s Coach), Keith 'Stan' Weller (Women's Coach), and Mark Hanman (Head Men’s Coach) very pleased. After viewing the results Mike Taylor said he was a "Happy Coach!" The crews and club captain were also very pleased with their results in a competition which sees rowers from across the country and seas battle it out for the best time on one of the most famous river courses in the world. Club Captain for Cambridge ‘99s, Josie Harries said "It is fantastic to see the hard work that the squads have put into winter training paying off in these races and I am proud of our achievements as a club. I am really looking forward to seeing continuing success for Nines over the summer regatta season."