On April 2nd 2017 it was the 163rd Boat race and the 72nd Women's boat race between Oxford and Cambridge and I was lucky enough to be watching it live from the banks of the Thames.
It was a beautiful spring day and perfect conditions with calm waters on the Tideway.
I had been working with the Women's Boat Club providing Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy and now I would get to see them in action, doing what they had trained to do for the best part of 8 months. This meant training 2 and sometimes 3 times a day 6 days a week through the dark, cold winter months.
There were 2 teams rowing for each of the clubs but only the Blue Boats were televised. Osiris, Oxford's reserve boat, would be racing Cambridge's reserves 20 minutes after the start of the Blue Boat Race.