Talkin Tarn hosted this month’s Northern Rowing Council Sunday League. There were 15 crews from Bradford, Chester le Street, Durham, Hexham, Tees, Tyne and Talkin Tarn taking part.
It was a sweep skills test that involved the crews completing a rowing course that included 360 degree turns, backing onto a buoy, emergency stop, rigger dips and square blade paddling. Each crew was timed over the course twice but, the sting in the tail, the second attempt was conducted blindfolded (except the cox)! Take a look at what happened during the day: Watch on YouTube
Each crew was awarded an overall time based on the addition of the blindfolded and non-blindfolded times and this was used to determine places. The hours of practice carried out by the Talkin crews over the last month paid off. The Talkin crew of Anna, Jane, Lynne and Rob came 3rd overall and Malcolm and Charlotte who helped out Hexham who were short of two members came 2nd.
And so, after 4 of the 8 Sunday League events between March and October the Talkin crew, Talkin Comets, now sits 3rd in the League Table behind Durham and Tyne. Great result guys…
Many thanks to Linda for all her hard work in organising and managing the day and the volunteers without whom the event could not have happened.