Three intrepid Hanlan crews hung in to the end of the season to shine at Head races held on the weekend of October 27 and 28. Kelly Brigley and Bonita Tenn made the long journey to Philadelphia for the Head of the Schuylkill. Rowing in a double Kelly and Bonita placed second in the Women's 40-49 event, mere seconds behind the winners.
Meanwhile Jeff Alex and John Sherrick were at the Head of the Fish in Saratoga Springs where 822 crews rowed in sunshine and 60 degrees F weather while it bucketed rain at home in Toronto. Jeff placed second in the Mens Master single, age 40 to 49 in a field of 10 boats. The Mens Veterans Single was more hotly contested with 21 boats in the race. John placed 11th, passing seven other boats en route to the finish.
It was a very strong finish to a long and successful season at Hanlan. Now it's on to the indoor season and the "dreaded" erg!