4 April 2022
By Tim Koch
Tim Koch says, “Don’t hold the front page.”
LONDON, Sunday: Fast rowing boats from two old universities raced each other on the Thames from Putney to Mortlake yesterday. They had done this before. Some boats went faster than others. The winners were happy, the losers were sad.
As is my usual practice, I will not be producing detailed race reports for the Oxford – Cambridge Boat Races on the grounds that most HTBS Types will have watched it live or on catch up and will have read fairly immediate reports by people who are far better at that sort of thing than I.
However, once I have sorted through 700 photographs, I will be posting three pieces that hopefully capture the atmosphere and emotion of the occasion. I was lucky enough to be able to follow the men’s race in the press launch – though this did mean that I missed seeing the other races.
My three-part posting will illustrate Putney in the build up to the races, the men’s Blue Boat Race in action from start to finish, and the aftermath at Mortlake.
Rachel Quarrell, Jim White and Alan Tyers in The Daily Telegraph.
Luke McLaughlin in The Guardian.
George Sessions in the Independent (Register for free to read).
BBC Sport (with video clips for UK viewers).
Those in the UK can watch the BBC’s two-and-a-half hour coverage on iPlayer.
I hesitate to link to The Mail Online report. It has negligible text written by an intern but, as usual, it has a lot of excellent pictures. However, try to avoid reading any of the 400 plus comments unless you need to be up to speed on current racism, sexism and anti-transsexualism (if that is a word).