Witham is top venue again

Action on the Witham.

Action on the Witham.

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The River Witham once again played host to top rowers this weekend, as the British Universities and Colleges fours and eights races unfolded.

After the Team GB Winter Assessment trials were hosted by Boston Rowing Club the previous week - including Olympic gold medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge in action - there was a second weekend of action due to a late switch.

Peterborough normally plays host to the event.

However, due to saturated ground conditions the Carlton Road-based club were happy to help out.

With 200 boats in action on Saturday and and 260 on Sunday, there was plenty for spectators to witness.

More than 2,750 visitors from as far away as Edinburgh and Devon were predicted to have been in attendance.

East London, Newcastle, Imperial (London), Cambridge McNeill, Northumbria, Exeter, Loughborough and UWE were among the victorious teams.

There will be more action this weekend as the Team GB youth trials will be held at Boston.