Talkin Tarn Rowing Club – that’s it for 2018!
Last weekend saw the last formal competition for rowers from Talkin Tarn, with an all too familiar cold, wet and windy trip up the River Tyne. The Rutherford Head is held upstream and against a falling tide on the River Tyne from just below the A1 bridge back up to Newburn. With an entry of 130 boats in each Division, many University crews having a last race before Christmas, it is a very busy event. The downside is that after warming up rowing down to the start, crews must wait around getting cold and wet for up to an hour whilst all the other crews get to the start – teeth could be heard chattering over the roar of trucks on the A1!