Search

Beccles and Bungay prepare for boat race

08:00 31 March 2012

Beccles and Bungay Rowing Race 2011 on the River Waveney at Beccles.
Bungay (blue) lead the race through to the finish. Beccles (red) just behind

Beccles and Bungay Rowing Race 2011 on the River Waveney at Beccles. Bungay (blue) lead the race through to the finish. Beccles (red) just behind

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

THERE will be oar-to-oar combat along the River Waveney this weekend as town pride is put at stake in a fierce battle.

A team of complete amateur rowers from Bungay will take on their compatriots from Beccles as they battle it out in the annual boat race.

The sprint along the 1,000 metre course will see the teams row side-by-side for the first time since their training began in February.

Since 2007 the towns have competed against each other as novices are trained up by the Beccles Rowing Club for competition.

Last year’s competition was won by the blue team of Bungay, making the red Beccles team even more determined to take back the trophy and equal the series, in which they currently trail 3-2.

Rowing club captain Mark Taylor said he was anticipating a close race this year.

“I think it will be a competitive race as they are very even and just as quick as each other,” he said.

“They’ve been out in all weathers training, in the rain, ice and snow.

“They have really taken to it and hopefully a few of them will stay up and join the club.”

Mr Taylor, of Ringsfield, had his first taste of rowing when he took part in the 2007 event for Bungay.

The race will take place at 9.30am on Sunday, and will see the crews travel under the A146 bridge and finish by Beccles Quay, with the trophy presentation at the club, in Northgate, Beccles.

Related articles

0 comments

Other news

13:16
The river Bure at Acle bridge. About 20,000 fish were found in one dyke at Acle.

The Environment Agency has issued a warning after thousands of fish died in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Ipswich Crown Court

A man has today pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a teenage girl a number of times in north-east Suffolk and Norfolk.

07:00
Some of the organisers dressed up ready for the Halloween Ball at Beccles Public Hall.

A Halloween Ball will be raising money, not the dead, for two good causes in Beccles next Friday.

06:45
Youngsters from Loddon Junior school in the newly Charlie and the Chocolate factory themed library.

A sweet treat awaited pupils at Loddon Junior School this week as the library came alive with a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme.

Most Read

Ipswich Crown Court

A man has today pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a teenage girl a number of times in north-east Suffolk and Norfolk.

Read more
06:30
Craig Trickett of Earsham, who has had to wait more than four months to recieve compensation for tyres for his van.

A south Norfolk man who runs two independent businesses has spoken of his anger after waiting more than four months to receive compensation for damage caused to his van.

Read more
13:16
The river Bure at Acle bridge. About 20,000 fish were found in one dyke at Acle.

The Environment Agency has issued a warning after thousands of fish died in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Read more
Mon, 12:21
A Beccles man has died after being hit by a train at North Cove

The British Transport Police have today confirmed that a 46-year-old man from Beccles has died after being struck by a train at North Cove, near Beccles.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:53
Karl Plant of Loddon who was killed in a collision on the A146 near Thurton.

A motorist has described the “split second” the driver killed in a crash on the A146 “just appeared” in his lane on two wheels before the collision which resulted in the car flipping on its roof.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition