Provisional results here :: http://www.greatriverrace.co.uk/text_files/GRR%202010%20Results.htm
Top 10 gigs :: Hope, Melusine, Excalibur, Zeus, Minnadhu, Falcon, Wolf, Tamar, Pinnacle, Trefusis.
25/Sept 16:14 – boats litter the finish at Ham House grounds. A high tide flooding the upper reaches of the river. (unconfirmed) Newquay men’s new fastest time for a gig, Helford ladies fastest ladies gig, Devoran happy to return to the event after all the damage to their gig a few years back. Muddy mayhem at the lift-out but great music, food and hospitality to keep the spirits up.
25/Sept 14:48 – race well underway, it’s quite a sight, plenty of gigs, strong Newquay crew leading the gig pack at Millennium Bridge, Devoran and Flushing & Mylor not far behind.
Rushing to keep up on foot and by tube as river tide flooding in!
Now off to Kew Bridge to try to head off the fleet.
24/Sept 18:00 – A bit grey and cold here up by the river Thames. Gigs starting tomorrow about 2pm onwards, we’ll try to chase them down the banks and get pics from the many bridges that intersect their route.
Forecast good and crews rating to go, even those camping in the grassy Ham House grounds!
Good luck to all tomorrow and see you at the finish.
Tamar and Tavy gig club are sending two crews to London to compete in The Great London River Race 2010, one crew will be rowing in ‘Ginette’ and the other crew in ‘Tamar’
Good luck to all crews entered especially our club crews, hope the weather is sunny and settled (Up The River)
(Tamar & Tavy gig club men’s squad member)