Great River Race 10th September 2022

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Great River Race 10th September 2022

RichardH
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One of the highlights of the rowing year up until and including 2019 was the Great River Race - a 21.5 mile row from the former entrance to Millwall Docks to Ham House, a mile upstream from Richmond.   It is hoped that the Great River Race  will take place again this year on Saturday 10th September.  It is a really interesting row up the Thames and many in the club have taken part over the years.  Indeed the over 60's men have won the over 60's category for many years in a row, but we have won many other prizes too.  As yet there are no details about timings or cost but in 2019 the adult entry fee was £77 per person, which included entry fee and contribution towards the cost of towing boats to London.  In addition there was also a coach fee of about £28 per person as we hired a coach to transport us to the start and collect us from the finish.   Costs will be higher this year but we don't know by how much.

Whilst there is no guarantee that the race will happen, it has been suggested that we plan as if it will.   Usually by now members are placed into teams and can start training together.   Therefore if you would like to take part in the GRR this year (assuming it happens), please can you post below saying your first second and third preference of boat (Solent Galley, Claydon, Teifi or Celtic Longboat) and your age category (under 40; veteran - between 40 - 59; or super veteran - over 60).   Your age is as of 10.09.22 the day of the race).  I can probably work out male and female.  Also do you want to be in a competitive team or a fun team, who wants to complete the course but not chasing any prize.  There are a finite number of seats in boats and not everyone can have their first or second choice as the committee has to balance the wider needs of the club.  Also I know that the over 60's men will be keen to continue their tradition of holding the men's supervet title in Gladys.

If you have any questions then please ask someone who has done it before or a member of the committee.  Please post below by Sunday 29th May if you would like to take part.  We will try to sort out teams within a week of the deadline and if more information becomes available we will share it.  For more information do look at the www.greatriverrace.co.uk.

Richard

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Rachel
I would love to do it please
1. Celtic
2.Galley
3  Galley

I am a Vet but not quite yet a Supervet
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Vernon Seddon
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I would love to do it.

Happy to row any boat except teifi.

Just into the Super Vet category, and happy to row competitively or not.
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Karen Bakovljev
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Yes I would like to do it please
Over 60
1 Celtic
2 Gallery
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Mark Taylor
Definitely would like to do again in super vet category to hold the trophy held by Gladys.

An excellent post by Richard,  taking the view that "the grr will take place" means we can have good strong teams ready to go and trained up.
Mark Taylor
Phone 023 9248 4492
Mobile 0777 226 3299
Email md_taylor@live.co.uk
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

MartinS
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Yes please Richard.

A competitive Sallyport if possible and I am Super as you know ;-)
That said, I did quite enjoy doing the HRR in Gladys...

Martin
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

LizW
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Yes please. It would be good to be able to join in the GRR dit spinning!
Super duper vet
Celtic or galley
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Colin McPhee
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Dear Richard

My choices are

Celtic Long Boat
Solent Galley
Solent Galley

Many thanks

C
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Timp
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Yes please Richard

Celtic😎
Galley🙃
Claydon😳

I am a super vet at 60 plus

Cheers

Tim
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Matt
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Yes please for me Richard,

Have done it 3 times as fun, I’d love to go for it in a competitive boat, but totally understand if that’s not possible - just happy to be there!!

Any boat except a tiefi please. So happy with Celtic, Galley or Claydon - wherever there’s a space going.
And have been a row/cox all 3 times I’ve entered, so very happy to row and cox again.

….oh and I’m a 40-59 vet

Thanks, Matt
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

KeithY
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I would love to join if possible please
1 Celtic
2 Gallery
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

nigel
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SV/60, with reputation for pulling, would like position in winning boat.
Seeks out like minded group of 5 who like putting glass-fibre under excessive strain.
Would like to put similar group of 6 under pressure to exert a similar amount of strain on another glass-fibre contraption.

Being translated, that means:-
Supervet, well over 60 .
1). Gladys
2). Mabel
3). Anything else

4) Can tow if required.
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Sue Loveridge
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Yes please,
Any boat
Super, super vet
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

PeterLov
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Put me down please Richard.
Super(?)Vet
Any boat

Peter Loveridge
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Margaret
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I have heard great things about the great river race and would like to take part if possible, but as I’m a newish member I’m happy to come up and support if there are not enough spaces. I would probably like to do it non-competitively. I am a super vet by the way.
Thanks!
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Mike Ballard
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Yes please Richard, Happy in either the Galleys or Claydons. Would like to be competitive but also willing to row for fun depending on numbers. I’m in the super Vets unless there is a super super category for over 70’s!!
Thanks, Mike
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

JaneDavy
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Yes please- I am Vet , 1.Celtic, 2. Galley.
Thanks - jane
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Re: Great River Race 10th September 2022

Rachel
I am posting for Paul Bennett as he has confirmed by email that he would like to take part

Rachel