Author: Peter Jones

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Charlotte Taylor wins GB Olympic Trials

We are delighted to pass on news from Caversham that Charlie Taylor has won the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials LW1x Final this morning wearing Putney Town colours. We understand the final was very tight between Charlie and Kat Copeland with Charlie taking first place by...
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Masters squads shine at Hammersmith Head

For the second major eights Tideway head of the season the Town had another strong showing with seven entries. The senior women elected not to race and instead provided support from the comfort of the White Hart while the other crews marshalled and raced in...
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Burns Night quiz success!

Last Saturday, following a busy day of racing at Quintin Head, the club filled back up again in the evening for the annual Burns Night quiz. The eight rounds of quiz, including music, video and picture rounds kept the 13 teams busy all night, with...
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New U25 membership rate – £12/month

At Putney Town we are making rowing more affordable for young people, with a new membership rate of £12/month coming into force today, 1st January 2016, for any rowing member under the age of 25. For any young rower in a coached squad and paying the...
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PLA Rowing Safety Awards 2015 – runner-up

On Monday evening, club water safety officer Camilla Lister and captain Peter Jones were presented with the runner-up prize in the PLA Rowing Safety Awards for 2015 by the Port of London's Chief Harbour Master David Phillips. The event was held at award winner King's...
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New club 5,000m record set

New to the club hall last weekend was a blackboard, located between the bar and kitchen doors. Its purpose is to communicate individual and club successes and achievements, which in the past have been kept all too quiet. It will also be used to communicate...
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PTRC members clean up the Thames

On Sunday 29th November, a large group of PTRC members joined others as part of a joint Thames21 and PTRC initiative to clean the river bed under the Surrey arch of Kew Bridge. Not only does this make our river cleaner, but it also keeps...
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Strong Town showing for Vet 4s Head

After the exploits of the senior squads on Saturday, five masters crews from our masters squads took to the same Championship course to complete in the Veteran Fours Head of the River Race. The weather was equally difficult, with the race in some doubt as...
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Best result for a quarter of a century at Fours Head

Four Putney Town crews took to the Championship course for the 2015 Fours' Head of the River race. Conditions were challenging, with strong gusts across the early stages and an unpleasant head wind beyond Hammersmith making life difficult. Poor conditions on the Tideway, however, are...