PCRC New Year’s Day Race
17 intrepid rowers braved the wind and rain to race in the traditional Peterborough City Rowing Club (PCRC) New Year’s Day race. The pre-race hangover handicaps were assessed by John Canton before the five crews set off. The winning 4x crew of Oli Shelley, Ben Feighery, John Cameron and Steve Pearce started with a strong handicap and came in ahead of the 4- of Graham Barks, Pete Dolby, Ian Davis and Dave Truss. The Plumb family 4x of Forbes, Camilla, Zara and James followed, chased by the fastest and only 1x of the day manned by Tim Halliday. Tracey Rushton-Thorpe, Doug Barber, Glyn Reed and Neil Elder completed the line-up in their 4x before all crews retired to the boathouse for restorative drinks.