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Rowers retain boat race title

Rowers from Edinburgh secured victory over their oldest rivals – Glasgow – in the Scottish Boat Race.

Photo of the University of Edinburgh boat race team
Photo credit: Wire Media

Defending champions Edinburgh took the overall trophy after winning more of the races, which included beginners, alumni and senior men and women.

The Edinburgh-Glasgow Boat Race took place at the Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow and featured some of the country’s top student athletes.

The event is the third oldest boat race in the world.

Festival atmosphere

The event featured marquees, a giant TV screen and family friendly events throughout the day.

Eight races for women’s and men’s crews took place, including beginners, alumni, first and second teams.

Each race started at the Squinty Bridge and finished at the Tall Ship.

The Clyde has hosted the race for 139 years – only the Oxford and Cambridge boat race and the Yale-Harvard Regatta have been running longer.

Elite athletes

Both teams included rowers at the top of their game.

Edinburgh’s Maddie Arlett and Glasgow’s Imogen Walsh are both part of Team GB, and Edinburgh rower Robyn Hart-Winks is World Champion for Lightweight Women’s Indoor Rowing.

Results

  • Women’s Beginner VIII: University of Edinburgh

  • Men’s Beginner VIII: University of Edinburgh

  • Women’s 2nd  VIII: University of Edinburgh

  • Men’s 2nd  VIII:  University of Glasgow

  • Women’s 1st VIII: University of Glasgow

  • Men’s 1st VIII: University of Edinburgh

  • Overall winner: University of Edinburgh