Nail-biting finish for Two Cities Boat Race

Image of Salford Uni Boat Race

This year’s Two Cities Boat Race between the University of Manchester and University of Salford took place at Salford Quays on Saturday 7 May 2011. Competition for the 40th annual event was once again very strong with a number of nail-biting finishes.

The Men’s Senior VIII was the closest race with Manchester clearing the finishing line by a mere 0.85 seconds in front of Salford.

Overall, Manchester won five of the seven races including the Men’s Single sculls (2.6 seconds), Women’s Novice IV (7.9 seconds), Men’s Novice IV (4.7 seconds), Women’s Senior IV (7.4 seconds). Salford took the Women’s Single Sculls (3.7 seconds) and Mixed alumni VIII (2 seconds).

You can view pics and a post race interview with Alex Foreman, University of Manchester Men’s Senior VIII and Andy Pass, University of Salford Men’s Senior VIII on British Rowing’s YouTube Channel.

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