Great River Race 2018 Shiplake Outloars

Great River Race 2018 Shiplake Outloars

This Year we entered a crew late on so had less endurance training than normal but survived!

We took 5 rowers and a passenger and rotated the crew at 30 minute intervals.

To avoid any mishaps on the day with logistics, (like 2016) Guy dropped the boat to the start on the Friday before.

This year we had 3 newbies to the GRR in the crew, Stuart M, Stuart B and Yona.

Stuart Burgess
Stuart Milne
Passenger – Cheryl Milne

27th Overall.

36th fastest boat, 8th fastest veterans, 16th fastest 4 oars, 9th fastest Thames based crew.
Time: 2.42.42

Weather was great for rowing , dry and not too much of a wind. Crews are wising up to the faster parts of the course which means that passing is becoming more difficult in crowded parts of the race. 

With approximately 360 boats, this has to still be the best event to be a part of. 

We’ll be back in 2019!