Upper Thames Pays Tribute to Rower

Upper Thames Rowing Club have today published a tribute to their member, Tim Senior (aged 51) who sadly passed away after competing in the Henley Head races on Saturday.

The tribute says….

“Tim was a member of Upper Thames Rowing Club for ten years, where he brought his grit and positive energy to any boat he raced in. He was loved by many, and teammates and friends would describe him as a great asset to any boat, particularly in the engine room of an eight. He was on everyone’s speed dial when it came to recruiting for crews lacking strength and fitness and youth.

Tim had many highlights in his rowing career, one most recently being qualifying and racing in HRR in the ‘Dad’s Army Crew’ eight from the Master’s Men’s squad in 2021 (and winning a round as the record-breaking highest average age crew to qualify!). There are too many achievements of Tim’s to list, which shows how committed and passionate he was to rowing.

Our thoughts and sincerest condolences at Upper Thames go to the Senior family, his friends, and teammates who were lucky to row with him.”

Tim was also the Chair of the Boat Race Company Ltd since 2021. “The Boat Race family is shocked and deeply saddened by this news. Tim has performed his role with huge passion and skill,” said Siobhan Cassidy via a statement released by The Boat Race Company Ltd. Cassidy has taken on the role of interim Chair, with immediate effect. “We have been liaising with his family and will pay tribute to Tim more extensively in the near future. However, as we know Tim would have wanted, our team will move forward with delivering plans for the 2023 Gemini Boat Race, now only six weeks away.”


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