15 Feb 2007 11:16:23
old head race starts

While thinking about the "Taking the catch..." thread, I downloaded some
samples of old film from http://www.britishpathe.com/ I was
interested to see crews starting from a standing start, sometimes two
abreast, in the Head of the River Race. I'm guessing that the
limitations on timing meant that they couldn't have the start the way we
have it now, with crews being timed as they cross the start line.