On Sunday 2nd July, the 1st VIII was matched against Scotch College, Melbourne in the final of the PE. Hundreds of boys, dons, ORs, Mariners and Parents assembled to support the boys in their quest to win the PE for the first time since 1998.
Having beaten Shiplake in an epic contest on the Saturday, hopes were high for success on Sunday. Unfortunately Scotch College took an early lead, and in spite of Radley's best efforts they maintained their advantage for the rest of the race. The eventual verdict was 1 2/3 lengths.
It was a fantastic effort by all of the boys and no disgrace to come second to the in-form Scotch College. The levels of support (particularly on the Saturday and Sunday) were phenomenal and our thanks go to all concerned. Congratulations to the 1st VIII, John Gearing, Sam Townsend and Andy Thomas for a great Henley week.