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Tynemouth battle for Victory at the County Bell Boat Race

posted 12 Jul 2010, 07:21 by Ben Hudson
Having escaped the Bag Pack early, a joint team from the Wallsend and Coast Units took part in the County Bell Boat Race at Newburn on the Tyne. Despite a heroic effort, they came second overall but this was largely due to another team attempting to board their boat mid race!

After achieving second place in the first heat, the team went on to join four other teams in the final. After getting off to a cracking start, the team were gaining on the leaders. However an attack to the starboard side had a serious impact on the team's momentum and despite a fantastic effort gaining ground on the leaders, it just wasn't quite enough to take them in to first place.

At the end of the day, the team did Tynemouth District proud and depsite not bringing home the winners medal - the moral victory definately goes to our team for racing fairly, within the rules and giving it their best shot. Well done team - great effort!!!