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Chapter 34 - Boat Race - Face


I once thought about swimming the channel but this is as far as I got, Eagle Ponds, Snaresbrook.

The Boat Race, between Oxford and Cambridge crews, surely has to be one of the most boring sporting events in history. How come it’s always those two universities that always make it to the final? Are all the other teams that bad? Whoever takes the lead at the starting line beneath Putney Bridge never gets overtaken during the four-mile race along The River Thames, yet no-one seems to care either way other than students at the said universities, and I’m not sure they can be that bothered either so long as the bar is open along the Thames and they’re getting so pissed they fall into the river.

I have stated many times that the race would be far more interesting if they added hurdles like The Grand National, a greater spectacle in my opinion. That would sort the men from the boys and the women from the girls.


To continue reading this chapter click on this absolutely stunning picture I painted not unlike El Greco.


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