Nonesuch race and support at the 2016 UBBC Head

The UBBC Alumni were out in force at the 2016 UBBC Head Race, fielding a women's eight and two men's eights from Nonesuch BC, as well as supporting the current student committee in the running of the event. 

A summary of notable results from the day:


  • Women's Championship 8+ won their event, 37 seconds ahead of the next crew. 
  • Men's Championship 8+ placed 2nd in their event, behind a fast crew from Bath University. 
  • Women's Intermediate 8+ placed 2nd in their event, behind a first crew from Birmingham University. 
  • Men's Intermediate 8+ placed 5th of 9. 
  • Callum Gathercole won the short course Men's Championship 1x.
  • Joe Harper and Harry Stroud won the short course Men's Championship 2-.

Nonesuch BC

  • The men's 'A' crew posted the second fastest time of the day, but most importantly beating Coldharbour BC by 25 seconds, with the 'B' crew posting a time quicker than some current student first eights. 
  • The women fielded an eight, unfortunately placing last on this occasion. 
  • Plenty of alumni offered their support for UBBC on the day in the way of advice, donations and help with timing, marshalling and processing results. 

The day was rounded off with a lively ball at Ashton Court Mansion, where the UBBC Alumni rigidly enforced the traditional 'no hands pudding' challenge, before decamping to Lizard Lounge. 

Our next meet with UBBC is scheduled for the day of Quintin Head. Click here to find out more: