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Posted by: Mata Mar 2 2010, 01:46 PM

My girlfriend Laura is coxing in 'WEHORR' (rather unfortunately pronounced 'we whore'), a big rowing event that she has been working towards for 18 months.

The rowing starts around 3pm (to be confirmed) and the best place to view it is from The Rutland pub:,+London,+W6+9DJ+(The+Rutland)&sll=51.489844,-0.231421&sspn=0.012359,0.033023&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=15+Lower+Mall,+London+W6+9DJ,+United+Kingdom&z=16

The plan for the day is to arrive at the pub at around 2:30-3pm ish, watch the race and randomly cheer at things, then probably head into central London in the early evening for food and more pub time, probably going to the usual haunt, The Champion:,+London,+W1T+3PA+(The+Champion)&sll=51.510886,-0.11731&sspn=0.098823,0.264187&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=12-13+Wells+St,+London+W1T+3PA,+United+Kingdom&z=16

Who fancies joining me?

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Mar 2 2010, 09:50 PM

In the immortal words of my pants (I'll show you them sometime), TO THE PUB!


Oh snap, Friday?

Posted by: Mata Mar 3 2010, 01:08 PM

Crap! 13th March! I meant to type '13th March'. Saturday, not Friday. Balls.

Topic title altered.

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Mar 3 2010, 01:42 PM

Woop! To the pub!

[injoke]did I just out smart god?[/injoke]

Posted by: Mata Mar 3 2010, 01:43 PM

No, I am ineffable. In other words, I can't be eff'd.

Anyway, back on topic, there's a FaceBork page for the WEHORR thingy over here:!/event.php?eid=293533664184 if you fancy being vaguely organised about such things.

Posted by: Lurker in the Dark Mar 3 2010, 06:18 PM

I'm in.

Although, if you can't be eff'd aren't you going to be staying in bed?

Posted by: Mata Mar 3 2010, 08:06 PM

No, that was a joke about one of my recent Facebook status updates, saying that I was ineffable, and so is God, therefore I am God-like biggrin.gif

Posted by: Lurker in the Dark Mar 4 2010, 09:36 PM

I know, I was just referring to you not being effed, i.e. not bothered.

Posted by: Mata Mar 6 2010, 09:11 AM

Aaaanyway, who else fancies either coming along on Saturday to the race or in the evening?

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Mar 7 2010, 11:27 PM

...looks like this one'll be pretty low key...

Posted by: Mata Mar 9 2010, 07:24 PM

Yeah, looks that way, ah well, it's their loss!

Slight change in venue:

The pub below is right next to where we're boating. Not sure how they'd spot each other maybe we should get all our supporters to wear deeley boppers or t shirts with Go 'City of Oxford Ding' on them.

Ok on to the details.
We're now boating from HSBC Rowing Club Rowing Club, Embankment London SW15 1LB because some silly people have decided to do major construction work on Ferbuinal (or what ever it's called) gardens.

Apparently the nearest station is Putney there's a link to a map on this website

There's a whole raft of boat clubs on that stretch of river and apparently nestled between them is a rather nice pub I think it's this one

The finish for the race is just before Putney Bridge so you may need to put your pints down for 10 mins to see me finish. The CORC boats are 52 for Paul's crew and 136 for Laura's crew (for info Tier 1 are 29 & Tier 3 178)

So tier 1 will be off at a few minutes past 3 (boats are setting off at 10 second intervals) Paul will be off about 3.15 I'll be off about 3.30 and so on. It should take about 22 minutes for us to glide effortlessly over the finish - ok maybe not effortlessly. Expect tears, expect sweat, expect blisters and slightly ill looking rowers and of course a fantastic day out.

Posted by: Cath Mar 10 2010, 12:29 PM

There's a Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Putney as well if you want somewhere to eat later.

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Mar 10 2010, 01:42 PM

QUOTE (Cath @ Mar 10 2010, 12:29 PM) *
There's a Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Putney as well if you want somewhere to eat later.


Posted by: Mata Mar 10 2010, 01:52 PM

So, this is the pub:,-4.064941&sspn=24.142811,67.631836&ie=UTF8&hq=Boathouse+pub&hnear=Brewhouse+Ln,+Wandsworth,+London+SW15,+UK&ll=51.466026,-0.209684&spn=0.012365,0.033023&z=16&iwloc=A

It sounds like we might have to wander up to the finish line at some point, but we can head back to the pub afterwards smile.gif

Rob, I'll be aiming for 2:30ish to give contingency for trains being rubbish.

Pat, will you be joining us in the evening or for the race? It should be a good spectacle - it is the largest race of its kind in the world.

Froggie has also said she'll be along in the evening.

This is a big day for Laura, so she'll probably be knackered so I don't expect it to be a very late one for us (we'll probably head back to Oxford around 10pm).

Posted by: Mata Mar 10 2010, 01:55 PM

Oh, and I'll be going to the Putney Bridge Tube station. It looks like a 20 minute walk, but shouldn't be too bad.

Posted by: Lurker in the Dark Mar 11 2010, 01:06 PM

I'currently off work feeling blech so I'm a little hazy as to whether I'm going yet. Will see how I feel on the day and let you know.

Posted by: Witless Mar 11 2010, 01:49 PM

I think I will be making an appearance also, will see you there at 2.30ish also.

Posted by: Mata Mar 11 2010, 02:06 PM

Sorry to hear that Lurker, but it's nice you'll be along Witless smile.gif

Posted by: Witless Mar 11 2010, 02:19 PM

Well someone has to make the tall people feel short, the average height people feel tiny, and leave the short people feeling microscopic.

Posted by: Lurker in the Dark Mar 11 2010, 03:35 PM

Even if I don't make it, I can feel I've contributed

Someone print a wodge of those.

Posted by: Cath Mar 12 2010, 02:16 PM

SW train from Waterloo goes to Putney. Put's you at the top of the hill from the river, looks to be about the same walking distance.

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Mar 13 2010, 10:52 AM

Just a quicky, I'll be aiming to get to London about 1pm-ish, so I've got plenty of time to find my way to Putney. If I'm late it's because I'm watching the first qualifying session of the new F1 season.

Posted by: Mata Mar 13 2010, 12:03 PM

I'm about to leave, so will likely be very early - it's only 25 mins from East Croydon to Putney on the train. The trouble is that I've got to get to East Croydon first, which is a 40-ish minute bus ride, 15 minutes to the bus stop, and however-long wait for the bus!

Posted by: Miss-Smiley Mar 13 2010, 03:34 PM

Oh boats trips rock! I went for one last summer! I see your all probably have met up by now! Have a great fun day! biggrin.gif

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