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I just thought I would let everyone know that i will be down on the riverside cheering on the crews doing their races at the annual Oxford Cambridge boatrace this Sunday! I can't wait!  Unfortunately in previous years I have only had the chance to see it on TV rather than for real.

As Will knows I have a bit of a soft spot for rowers.  It's something about their strength, stamina and skill!  Those guys are just awesome.  Now I guess you are wondering which side I will be cheering on... well to be honest I am split between the teams.  I had an ex who used to go to Oxford...(-1 point) and I have had friends who have been there (+1 point!).  However ever since I was very young I have always been drawn towards Cambridge as a university with it's beautifully ornate buildings and wonderful scenery (+1 point).

Well if I add up those basic points I guess I should really support Cambridge :) 

If any of my London friends are also there and want to catch up at the race then give me a ring on my mobile.  I'll be in London from around 11am I expect :)  (If I can manage to drag myself out of bed!) 

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2006 10:33 AM Personal | Back to top


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Where abouts are you planning to be? I'm going to be on the Middlesex side of the river around the finish post
Left by Rachel on Mar 31, 2006 10:52 AM

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I'm planning on being somewhere near putney bridge just down from the boat houses. (Opposite end to you... You will have to txt me the result!!!! )

Sarah
Left by Sarah on Mar 31, 2006 11:51 AM

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Great, a comprehensive thrashing by Oxford. My family support Cambridge because Mum is from there, and Dad went to Uni there.

At least Cambridge didn't sink, which looked like a slight possibility in the rough water!
Left by Mike Dimmick on Apr 02, 2006 5:59 AM

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I'm happy with the result ;-). Some photos <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachelc/sets/72057594096829236/">here.</a>
Left by Rachel on Apr 02, 2006 9:01 AM

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A fantastic race I have to say! It was such a shame that Oxford won, but fair play to those guys they put up a fantastic race and left Cambridge flailing in the water!

Great pictures Rachel! We were at the deciding bend watching them go through Hammersmith bridge and around the big bend! It was on the bend where Cambridge took on loads of water! It was really choppy and conditions were harsh to say the least! I was half expecting at least one of the boats to sink! (it has been known and it wouldn't have taken much more!)

Anyway Well done to Oxford and good try Cambridge! (Maybe next year hey!)
Left by Sarah on Apr 03, 2006 12:06 AM

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