General discussion about anything even only vaguely club or rowing related
|Celeb Boat Race by Simon - Wed 25th Feb 2004, 5:01pm|
|Oxford won the celeb boat race on the Tideway this afternoon. The crews clashed around Fulham football ground and the race was halted for a restart. Oxford seemed to be coping better with fairly splashy Tideway conditions and moved away to about a length and a half lead by the finish at Hammersmith Bridge.|
|by Dubya - Thu 26th Feb 2004, 11:21am|
|wtf is the celeb boat race? Do they stop in the middle and talk to big brother tv hosts? "Please don't vote me out of the boat, I want to finish the race and win my million pounds for some silly charity! And if I'm voted out, I'll have to swim to shore, and I can't swim..."|
|by Katherine - Sun 29th Feb 2004, 9:09am|
|Taken from the Tideway Slug ....|
I'M A CELEBRITY - LET ME WEAR GLOVES
The slug was chewing the hedge down at London Rowing club on Tuesday afternoon, where a notable group of D-list celebrities (make that Vet D-list - ED ) dressing in assorted dark and light blue hooded tops, were having their induction into our glorious sport, before starting on a five week comedy rowing odessey.
Incase you missed the articles in the press before Christmas, this intensive novice course for ex-oxbridge graduates, is actually part of the BBC's boatrace coverage - and is being promoted as "the other boat race".
National rowing antiques Martin Cross and Sir Steve Redgrave ( who i must say is looking pretty slim and trim for a rowing antique, having lost a lot of his rowing muscle bulk, but not put it on as lard)were on hand to lull the new recruits into a false sense of security; show them what a boat looks like; and do interviews for the BBC on the LRC balcony.
As far as I know, training will be initially be taking place in "the vicinity of Barnes" as they need a rowing tank, and it's less "public" than Putney . So anyone out on the river during the day over the next five weeks, should watch out for very novice crews, being excessively coached from several launches, containing very big video cameras... (lets face it -- if you can manage to ram / sink one of them, you're pretty much guaranteed to get on TV.)
As for who exactly is in the crews, well I've heard mention of Rick Stein and Clive Anderson taking part, but didn't spot them around, infact I must admit that I didn't recognise any of the slebs, wandering in and out of the club (time to cancel my Popbitch membership I'm afraid - sigh...)
Watch this space.