Dear Parents and Athletes,

The Peterborough Junior Championships is taking place this Saturday 30th June 2018 and is one of the major races of our calendar for the junior year groups. Headington has put a large entry in this year for what promices to be a day of high quality racing for the J13 and J14 rowing squads.

Arrangements for the Peterborough Junior Championships - Saturday 30th June 2018

Trailer Loading:

Trailer loading for Peterborough will take place at Godstow during the normal after school session time on Wednesday 27th June 2018


The race schedule and draw can be found on the Peterborough Junior Championship website.


The bus will depart at 5:30am at the latest. Please meet outside the school gym at 5:20am. Please note that there are boarders and girls who may be sleeping. YOU MUST NOT MAKE ANY NOISE outside the boarding house but rather wait outside the gate. Transport is available back from Peterborough at the end of the day for those who need it.

If your daughter is NOT racing until later in the day then she may travel to the venue with parents. If you are planning on doing this please inform the head of rowing before Friday 29th June 2018 and ensure that your daughter arrives no later than 2 hours before their earliest race time.

Itinerary: Peterborough Junior Championships

Please note that it is the girls responsibility that they follow the coaches instructions and the timings below. Please note that once you boat, you may have a wait on the water before you race so ensure you have had a loo stop prior to racing.

05:20: Meet at Headley Way

05:30: Bus departs Headley Way

07:30: Arrive at Peterborough

07:30-08:00: Rig boats

08:32: First scheduled HSOBC race (WJ14 2x Heat)

The final possible race involving Headington is scheduled at 17:56 (WJ14 8x+ Final)

De-rigging and trailer loading will take place throughout the day as and when boats are finnished being used (all girls who race during the day must help de-rig and load the trailer). No girl may depart before the trailer has been fully loaded or unless their coach has given them permission to depart.

Approximately 18:45: Depart Peterborough (once trailer is fully loaded so could be later/earlier)

Kit and Food

Please ensure that you have:

- Water bottles with electrolyte replacement fluid.

- Food.

- A good breakfast before you depart (eg: Poridge, toast and a banana).
- Post Race: Make sure you have food for after each race; pasta, a banana / fruit, a cereal bar.

- Kit: You will need a change of kit for after your races. Make sure you have sun cream and a hat.

Parking and Spectating:

I cannot find information regarding parking on the event website but in previous years there has been parking on the regatta site for a fee.

Refreshments will be on sale outside the boathouse on the regatta site.

There will be a Headignton School gazebo available for parents to use on the day. Please can parents help to erect the gazebo alongside the course in the morning.


Peterborough City Rowing Club

Thorpe Meadows