Thames Valley Trial Head - Press release

PRESS RELEASE:

Thames Valley Trial Head - THIS WEEKEND

On Sunday 29th January 2012 Dorney Lake will play host to the Thames Valley Trial Head, a time trial where 500 crews pit their wits against the clock over the Olympic rowing course. The event is organised by the Marlow Regatta committee, who are responsible for this and the flagship regatta which will run 7 weeks before the Olympic Games.

Local entries include Marlow RC, Maidenhead RC, Henley RC, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School,Great Marlow, Langley Academy, Windsor Boys, The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe. Other clubs include, Bexhill, Swansea, Stratford-on-Avon, Llandaff, Christchurch, Folkestone, and Nottingham.

The Committee are delighted to welcome eights representing Osiris (these are Oxford University Women's Boat race trial crews), who will race over 2,000m against their Cambridge counterparts on March 25th at Henley.

Racing starts at 09.30 and is divided into 3 divisions, the last of which will commence at 13.30

Come and see crews test their mettle against the clock– and keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

By Mike Spencer-Jones
25th Jan, 9:37am
Sport Relief - Olympic Rowers and Kayakers in local Hells Kitchen Event

Hedsor's Kitchen - 18th February 2012

This summer they hope to bring Olympic sporting glory to the nation but for one night only, the Olympic Rowing Team and Olympic Kayak Team are seeking culinary glory in the kitchens of Hedsor House, in a unique fundraiser for Sport Relief, 'Hedsor's Kitchen'.

On the evening of Saturday 18th February, guests will experience a treat as the athletes test their culinary skills and bring their competitive zeal to the kitchens of Hedsor House.

The Olympic community is set to join the unique occasion and enjoy a superb auction with memorabilia from legends of their sport as well as unique training experiences from Olympic athletes.

Rower of Women's Eight Natasha Page said, “Everyone wanted to be involved in Hedsor's Kitchen for Sports Relief, to qualify other team members had to endorse their team mate's chef credentials. To that end we will be proudly fielding a team who's cooking we ourselves would be happy to eat!”

Rival Team Captain, and member of the GB K4 Men's Team, Andrew Daniels said, 'Whether buying tickets for 'Hedsor's Kitchen', or making a small TEXT or online donation, we would really appreciate your support.'

Hamish Shephard, Partner of Hedsor House said, 'We are absolutely delighted to be supporting Sport Relief and to be getting behind Britain's Olympic athletes. With gold medalists in the kitchen, it will no doubt be an unforgettable evening!"

The worthy event is organised by Hedsor House, Party for the Podium and Melissa Webb Caterers who will be assisting in the kitchen. The squads will be utilising their existing social media time to hype their contest, encouraging people to attend or donate to help raise money for the event.

Full event details here http://www.partyforthepodium.com/page30.htm

Email hamish@hedsor.com for more details.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
24th Jan, 8:16pm
The start order for the 2012 Thames Valley Trial Head has been published

The start order for next Sunday's Thames Valley Trial Head is now available for download.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
22nd Jan, 2:11pm
TVTH - entries suspended in BROE

Due to the high level of entries into the Thames Valley Trial Head we have had to suspend entries early in BROE. Sorry if you haven't yet got your entries in but we are now effectively full.

If you have made your race entry but have yet to submit either lake fee entry (1x) or make payment then you will still be able to do this up till midday on Saturday 21st. Entries that have not been fully paid by close of entry will not be included in the start order.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
17th Jan, 1:38pm
Henley Standard reports on the Olympics and their impact on Dorney Lake

There is a great article in the Henley Standard about Dorney Lake and the impact of the Olympics.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
16th Jan, 9:41pm
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