Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tim Koch: Boat Race Day Picture Diary
HTBS’s Tim Koch reports from London,
If you are interested in rowing enough to be reading HTBS then you will almost certainly know the result of the 159th Oxford - Cambridge Boat Race and you will have probably watched it live on television. If you somehow missed it, Oxford won by 1 1/3 lengths in a time of 17 minutes 28 seconds. This completes a ‘clean sweep’ for the Dark Blues who, half an hour earlier, won the heavyweight reserves race (Isis - Goldie) and who, last week at the ‘Henley Boat Races’, won all four events.
Boat Race Day 2013 was a great success with reasonable weather and two exciting races that were fought through to the finish – without interference from ‘outside agencies’. I cannot add to the numerous commentaries of those who are far more expert than I am. Instead, I am simply posting some images of Boat Race Day as I saw it (with a little bit of history thrown in). I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Acer Nethercott the Oxford and GB cox who died in January, aged 35.
the live text from the Media Centre at the finish.
thrilling race which Isis (Oxford) won by 1/3 of a length. Here both crews drift exhausted under Chiswick Bridge.
Photography: Tim Koch ©