Anyone interested in the history of the race should take a look at the recently unearthed footage from the first ever race between two women's crews on the Women's Eights Head course in 1927, the precursor to the WEHoRR (below). Read more about the race between Ace Rowing Club and Weybridge Amateur Rowing Club here.
Please note: This video does not have sound.
2014 was an epic race, with the fast flow and a quick NW wind helping the records to tumble. So many Olympians in crews; it was a delight to have the best of our country's female rowers doing the distance alongside the best of our club and student rowers. It was also the first time the Prize-giving was held on race day for over 30 years. It was a glitzy affair with a bar and coffee bar, lights and music.
A massive thank you goes to the coaches who had a tough job this year in preparing their crews for the race. Our thoughts are with the 50 or so crews that did not get to race this year due to the unprecedented flow conditions. Have a great summer and see you all next year for the 75th race.
Final results are available here!
Thanks to Annie Christiansen for the photo.