The day after the Fours Head, it was the turn of the veterans/masters squads to take on the Chiswick to Putney course at the Veterans Fours Head. The grey skies and drizzle of the day before were replaced by glorious sunshine and perfect conditions for racing. One of the 5 MAA crews originally entered from the Veteran Women's squad unfortunately had to scratch, but we had 4 crews racing, and of those 3 came home with pennants! A fantastic effort, with the wins going to the men's Vet B, men's Vet G and women's Vet B4x. Full MAA results were [...]
5 MAA crews raced at a rather damp and drizzly Fours Head on Saturday 10th November - sadly no pennants to report this year, but some excellent performances - details below. Special thanks to Tina Albrecht, who subbed into the stroke seat of the WIM2 4+ at short notice. WELwt 4x : Elaine Johnstone (TSS), Fran Rawlins, Beks Edgar, Anna Roots - 20:18.0, 2nd in category, 173rd overall WIM1 4x : Starz Watterston, Lorna Brown, Emily Dickinson, Alexa Szladowska - 20:54.8, 12th in category, 258th overall WIM1 4- : Therese Coen, Kat Bruce, Vicki Mortimer, Gemma Peck - 21:29.2, 4th in category, 311th overall WIM1 4x [...]
Detail of this year's traditional Beer & Beef event on 1 December 2012 are now available on the events page, together with details of the Club Christmas lunch (aka (Not The) Veterans' Lunch) on 14 December 2012.
Fours Head - Saturday 10 November, 12.15pm start We have 5 crews racing at the Fours Head this year: 49 WELwt 4x 4x : Elaine Johnstone (TSS), Fran Rawlins, Beks Edgar, Anna Roots 313 WIM1 4x : Rachel Drayson, Chihiro Fukishima, Victoria Samson, Jenny Bizley 329 WIM1 4x : Starz Watterston, Lorna Brown, Emily Dickinson, Alexa Szladowska 427 WIM1 4- : Therese Coen, Kat Bruce, Vicki Mortimer, Gemma Peck 473 WIM2 4+ : Tina Albrecht, Emma Dwyer, Claire Ridley, Lottie Alldritt, cox: Nicola Glogowski Please do come along to support the racing crews and cheer them on from the towpath - it really does make a difference! Veterans [...]
John Hart, a longstanding MAABC member, has recently published a book titled "Mammoth Boy: A lad's epic journey to find mammoths in the Ice Age". The book is widely available to buy, both instore and online, including here (Amazon UK - Kindle version also available). Reviews on Amazon have so far unanimously given it 5 stars! Synopsis It's around 15,000-12,000 BC, the Late Stone Age, and an orphan boy is surviving on the fringes of a hunters' camp. A passion to find mammoths has been ignited in him by Old Mother, the ancient crone who guards the camp fire and [...]