Nar-row margins as Newcastle beats Durham in Boat Race of the North

It was very close

Our champers quaffing rowers pipped Durham to the trophy in yesterday’s boat race.

Newcastle University beat Durham in a series of close contests that brought thousands of people to the Quayside on Saturday evening.

Both Newcastle and Durham won 2 events each, therefore Newcastle – who won the last race in 2010 – retained the title as the rules dictate.

People lined the Millennium Bridge to watch at the finish

Despite being a wash-out on Saturday morning, the weather held out for the rowers as they battled it out along the 1500m course on the River Tyne.


The results

Novice Women – Durham by 1 and 1/4 lengths

Novice Men – Durham by a whisker

Senior Women – Newcastle by 2 lengths

Senior Men – Newcastle by 3 lengths

Senior Womens 8 at the finish

What you thought of the day

A photo posted by Moddy (@moddy_tatee) on May 9, 2015 at 1:56pm PDT

Senior Mens 8

Ed Munno, publicity officer for NUBC, says: “I’ve been pulling my hair out for months behind closed doors, but to see theBoat Race of the North be such a popular and successful event yesterday was just incredible!

“Massive thanks to all those that supported our work to restart it. We’re already excited for next year!”