Marcus Oldham recently held their annual rowing regatta – The Marcus Oldham Head of the River.
The season was a great success, with 58 students taking to the water and 4 staff members. Overall, they made up nine coxed fours and two eights. Many students tried rowing for the first time and quickly picked up some good technique and fitness over the three-week training program in the lead up to the Head of the River.
The Head of the river regatta was held on the Barwon River and consisted of three events – a novice fours race, a mixed fours race (both over 500m), and then the main eights race over one kilometre between mixed crews representing the Agriculture and Agribusiness Courses.
In the main event, the crew from the Agriculture (farm management) course overturned their loss last year with a narrow hard fought half-length victory over the crew from the Agribusiness Course. The race was extremely well contested between two strong eights representing each course.
Afterwards, celebrations and presentations were held at Corio Bay Rowing Club and then continued on into the night at the Barwon Club Hotel.