‘Class of 78’ step back in the boat
On 19th September, double Olympic Gold Medallist Andy Holmes returned to the Hammersmith school that introduced him to the sport to race with his ‘Class of 78’ year group crew.
Despite having an average age of 48, the crew took on the school’s current First V111 and went on to demonstrate a ‘stunning victory for middle-aged sportsmen everywhere’.
Rowing over a sprint course from Harrods Dipository to the Latymer Boathouse on Upper Mall, the Old Boys took a narrow lead off the start and were never headed, despite a determined push by the school as the crews went under Hammersmith Bridge.
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