MORE than 300 crews and 900 rowers from around the country will be attending the Northwich Rowing Club Head of the River on Sunday.

It is one of the most popular events in the rowing calendar, taking place from Vale Royal locks to Sir John Deane's College on the River Weaver.

Some fine form has been shown going into it, with Northwich Rowing Club junior women's eight the category winners at the Dee Autumn Head in Chester recently.

Five other Northwich crews also finished first.

Northwich Rowing Club have revealed they are trying to do their part on sustainability, not only for this weekend's event.

The new medals that will be given to the winning rowers are made from recycled materials.

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They have also banned the use of single-use water bottles, a practice they started three years ago which club chiefs say has worked well.

In the boathouse they have separate bins for recycling and the club also undertake regular litter picks in the bid to keep the River Weaver in its usual beautiful state.