Saturday, July 6, 2013
Day Three Of Henley 2013: Good Friday For Some, Black Friday For Drysdale
Here is Tim Koch's report from Friday's Henley.
It is said that a picture paints a thousand words, if so here are 20,000 of them. After a very warm day and a very late night I am having trouble producing any text so I hope my photographs go some way to telling he story of Henley Friday 2013. On Saturday it is my custom to take a rest from going to The Royal so I can be fresh for the finals day on Sunday. If you cannot join me for the last day, remember that you can follow all the action on the excellent Regatta Radio. As well as full race commentary they have some wonderful live and pre-recorded interviews including one with the late Harry Parker made last year. Between 8 p.m. BST (3 p.m. EDT) and 10.30 a.m. BST (5.30 a.m. EDT) on Saturday night / Sunday morning they will be broadcasting highlights of semi-finals day. On Sunday, 7 July, there will be coverage of the prize giving and a roundup of HRR 2013 between 4 p.m. BST (11 a.m. EDT) and 5 p.m. BST (12 p.m. EDT).
The other way of keeping up with things is obviously through the HRR website which has news updates, results and the day’s timetable of racing. The online Daily Mail seems slightly obsessed with Henley at present with stories on Thursday and on Friday. It does not mention any rowing in its reports but it does have some jolly pictures. I suggest that you do not read the ridiculous text – but this is good advice for any Daily Mail article.
here. Until I met Mr Gradley, I thought that Bond or Murray were the most remarkable athletes at the regatta.
© Photographs Tim Koch