The fourth annual Beccles and Bungay Waveney Valley Rowing Challenge is set to firmly establish the event as a key date on the local calendar.
The contest, unlike the famous Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, is intended for novice rowers, who receive training on Sundays during February and March to prepare them for the race.
The race takes place on April 1st over a 1000 metre course on the River Waveney, with teams cheered on by spectators from both towns.
Reigning Bungay Champion Mark Taylor, of Ringsfield, told the EDP: “Everyone who took part in the race had an enormous sense of achievement and it is surprising how quickly a group of complete novices can get a boat moving.”
After Bungay’s victory last year, the pressure is on, with both towns hoping to be victorious. If you’re interested in representing your town and further establishing this great annual event, call Mark Taylor on 01502 710794.