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.


  1. Hi Caroline,
    Many thanks for coming to have a look. I was in a boat called Masters International. The race was extremely hard, the first 5 miles before Tower Bridge are vert treacherous as the water is so choppy, we had to bail our boat out a few times. We actually came 2nd! I am very, very tired aqnd ache in many strange places.
    I'll be back on the erg on Monday.

  2. Brilliant news Del! You should be very proud of yourself and the crew for that it looked like really hard work especially with the wind and rain against you too.

  3. Indeed, top work Del! I know how choppy it was for us yesterday on the water, so to do that for 21 miles is amazing!