Monday, February 6, 2012
Video of the Week: CUWBC Training Camp in Soustons
CUWBC Training Camp 2012 from James Appleton on Vimeo.
This week's video comes to us courtesy of James Appleton, and features some stunning visuals (as well as a healthy bit of banter/faffing about off the water) from the Cambridge University Women's Boat Club training camp in Soustons, France last month. The CUWBC squad is gearing up for the 2012 edition of the Henley Boat Races, which, like their counterpart, the Boat Race, match crews from Oxford and Cambridge against one another on the Thames. The Henley Boat Races, however, take place (as you might have guessed) in Henley-on-Thames, and cover the same course as Henley Royal Regatta (albeit in reverse), while the Boat Race takes place on the Tideway in London, from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge (approximately). While the Boat Race features the heavyweight men from Oxford and Cambridge, the Henley Boat Races include the openweight women, lightweight men, and lightweight women.
For more information on the Henley Boat Races, please follow the link to their official website. And, if you are a fan of adventure tourism (with a classical edge), check out Appleton's video journal from his two-day, 84-mile run along Hadrian's Wall, in Northern England. (If you're not sure what Hadrian's Wall is, click here.)
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