The Marlow Rowing Club Junior quad of Josh Kent, Charlie Simon, Sholto Carnegie and Harry Glenister raced in the Fawley Cup at Henley Royal Regatta for the second time this year. The final pitted Marlow RC against Sir William Borlase School for the second year running. Last year Sir William Borlase won, and they threatened to repeat that feat this year, leading for much of the race. However, 200m from the end of the 2112m course the Marlow RC crew put in a push described by commentators as "...an absolute blinder. Amazing surge by Marlow, nearly unbelieveable." and will less than 100m to go overtook their local rivals to win by half a length.
The Marlow crew also set a new course record of 6 mins 39 seconds.
The crew has been unbeaten this year having won the four major races, the Junior quads event at the Fours Head of River Race, Schools Head, National Junior Sculling Head, National Schools Regatta and now the Junior quads event at Henley Royal Regatta.
Marlow also had a second quad racing at Henley the crew of Adrian Gurney, Fraser Russell, Alex Haynes and Carrick Blore raced and won on Wednesday against Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club, but on Thursday they lost to the National Schools Regatta Bronze medallist in J18 quads Windsor Boys School. With two of the Marlow boys still only 16 years old this was itself a good result.
Josh Kent, Sholto Carnegie and Harry Glenister on Thursday will travel to Nottingham for Great British Junior trials hoping to gain a place at the Junior World Championships which are being held at Trakia, Lithuania or the Coupe de la Jeunesse being held in Lucerne, Switzerland.
On Sunday MRC juniors will be representing the UK.