Head of the River today - reportage really ...

Head of the River today - reportage really ...

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tertius

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5,623 posts

185 months

Saturday 31st March 2007
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Any rowers among you will know that the Tideway Head of the River race was cancelled in appalling conditions today, before it was called off a number of crews sank, including this one, Leander V ...

























Note the abandoned boat in the background ... it wasn't the only one ...

scooby_snax

1,279 posts

209 months

Sunday 1st April 2007
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you should send some of these into the Metro news desk

tertius

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5,623 posts

185 months

Sunday 1st April 2007
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scooby_snax said:
you should send some of these into the Metro news desk


How would I do that then?

Busamav

2,954 posts

163 months

Monday 2nd April 2007
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A great sight is the Head of the River , and a better one to see a Leander boat sinking

Brings back some great memories from my early teenage years , I steared a Quintin eight to finish 6th back in 71 . We had a bad start number , 35 , and iirc caught 12 boats .



james f esq

841 posts

168 months

Monday 2nd April 2007
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done a few heads on the thames but never done the that one my bro was supposed to be racing for his uni but was ill he was quite glad when he saw that it was all cancelled as he was gutted at missing doing it

elderly

3,055 posts

193 months

Monday 2nd April 2007
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Busamav said:
A great sight is the Head of the River , and a better one to see a Leander boat sinking

Brings back some great memories from my early teenage years , I steared a Quintin eight to finish 6th back in 71 .


Do you mean Quintin Boat Club or Quintin School?
I Stroked the school first eight in the mid to late 60s
and seem to remember always coming about 250th

Busamav

2,954 posts

163 months

Monday 2nd April 2007
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Hi , yes the first eight for Quintin Boat club,

John Peters was stroke at that time , and his father Tom was the Boatman.

I probably know you , but i was just a wee lad at that time

elderly

3,055 posts

193 months

Monday 2nd April 2007
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Busamav said:
Hi , yes the first eight for Quintin Boat club,


I probably know you , but i was just a wee lad at that time
You have PM

tertius

Original Poster:

5,623 posts

185 months

Monday 2nd April 2007
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Busamav said:
A great sight is the Head of the River , and a better one to see a Leander boat sinking

Brings back some great memories from my early teenage years , I steared a Quintin eight to finish 6th back in 71 . We had a bad start number , 35 , and iirc caught 12 boats .



Whilst I understand the sentiment, as a Leander member I can't really endorse it ...

When it goes well the Tideway is a fantastic row, but when it goes badly its pretty miserable.

My favourite memory was as a new entry starting 415th, and finishing 14th.

Busamav

2,954 posts

163 months

Tuesday 3rd April 2007
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I think Leander is a slightly differen5t club from when i was competing against them in the early 70's

They were normally our closest rivals.

One year we met them in the Thames Cup eights final at Marlow , along with Hampton Grammar in the middle station. Within 30 strokes we both had clear water on Hampton and battled for their water .

It ended with me having the tucked tight to the bank and "washing them down" all along the enclosure , with literally hundreds of supporters chearing to see the sight .

The umpires launch was stuck behind the Hampton crew a long way back and it was just a no rules battle to the end .

The guy who stroked the Leander eight that year always reminded me of it whenever he saw me.

I loved thos days , such fond competitive memories , I am sure it was those years that made me so competitive in anything else I do .

Its great to see how well our crews do now nowadays at international level , one very good thing from lottery money


Edited by Busamav on Tuesday 3rd April 08:27

bhp-lover

9 posts

163 months

Tuesday 10th April 2007
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Yes! I was in that boat in the background, before it sunk obviously. It was Marlow I, and we were number 41.

EmmaP

11,757 posts

194 months

Tuesday 10th April 2007
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tertius said:
scooby_snax said:
you should send some of these into the Metro news desk


How would I do that then?


Speak with their Picture Editor:

Picture Editor: Alan Sparrow
Tel: 020 7651 5238
Fax: 020 7651 5342
E-mail: pictures@ukmetro.co.uk

It might be old news now though.


tertius

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5,623 posts

185 months

Friday 13th April 2007
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EmmaP said:
tertius said:
scooby_snax said:
you should send some of these into the Metro news desk


How would I do that then?


Speak with their Picture Editor:

Picture Editor: Alan Sparrow
Tel: 020 7651 5238
Fax: 020 7651 5342
E-mail: pictures@ukmetro.co.uk

It might be old news now though.




Thanks Emma, I did send a few papers emails with example pics/links but got no response. Guess they weren't that interested and I didn't see it reported in the print news anywhere.

tog

3,742 posts

183 months

Friday 13th April 2007
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tertius said:
Thanks Emma, I did send a few papers emails with example pics/links but got no response. Guess they weren't that interested and I didn't see it reported in the print news anywhere.


The Grauniad had a photo and report, in the news section I think not Sport.