Another squad from the Nottingham Rowing Club recently raced on the Tideway.
This time is was the masters section represented by the F eight (over 60 years old) of Paul Williamson, Steve Cuthbert, Andy Townsend, Andy Brown, Shane MacSweeney, Chris Beesley, Peter Stasiuk, Tony Lorrimer and cox Claire Angus.
The crew boated from Putney Town Rowing Club at Mortlake and raced over the boat race course from Chiswick Bridge to Putney Bridge.
The two crews directly in front of them were from Crabtree Rowing Club who are in fact old Cambridge crews, who were obviously very pleased with the boat race results from Saturday.
The Tideway was very flat and probably the best conditions for rowing for a number of years.
The crew had a good row passing one of the opposition by the Bandstand.
There was real excitement at Hammersmith as the crew passed two crews at the same time and one of them, host Putney Town RC, refused to give away.
Several marshalls were shouting at them to move out. Claire stuck to her course and just when it seemed there was going to a bumps race, they veered out of the way.
After the black buoy at Putney marshalling the last few minutes of the race, the crew upped the rate and caught two crews on the finish line, one of which was Crabtree. A very satisfactory result.
The crew then had the long paddle back to Chiswick. The crew had a great day and enjoyed their row and even the long piece back to Chiswick.
They finished fourth out of 12 in their category, 71st overall, but 35th after the time was adjusted for age.
Coach Helen Bloor was really pleased with the result as it shows her project is on course.