Saturday, 17 September 2011
The Great River Race
Phil V and I went to see the Great River Race in London today to cheer along Del and his crew of Dragon-boaters from Bristol. We weren't quite sure which boat he was in but I think his team wear blue and white, so we shouted encouragement to any of the boats that fitted that description (it turned out that LOADS of boats did). It may or may not be Del in the photo above!?
We were only at the river side a couple of minutes before a huge grey cloud loomed over the horizon and we spent the rest of the afternoon very wet indeed. Despite the poor weather we walked along the Thames from Putney Bridge to Battersea Bridge and back again and enjoyed watching the various boats speeding past.
Well done to Del and his crew for rowing the 21 miles of the course. It's a shame your on-water metres don't count towards the Fall Team Challenge because you would bump the team up a couple of places with that row today.
Have a drink on ETT tonight Del, you've earned it.