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BUCS 4s & 8s Head - 22 February 2020
Not on the Tyne in 2019 - went to to Gloucester! But back!!
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British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) came to Newcastle and Gateshead in 2016/17/18, hosted by Tyne ARC, Tyne United RC and Newcastle University RC. This was for the students' biggest winter rowing event, the BUCS 4s & 8s Head. The top university crews are amongst the best overall in the UK.

On 24 February 2018, 100 or so beginner crews rowed over 3000 metres from Blaydon Station to Newburn. On Sunday 25 February 2018 about 300 intermediate and championship crews raced, half over 5000 metres from Scotswood to Newburn in the morning but on a shortened 3000 metres course in the afternoon due to wind and poor water conditions at Scotswood.

The winniners of the 2018 Open Victor Ludorum were Newcastle University, followed by University of London and Edinburgh University. Winners of the Women's Victor Ludorum were University of London, with Newcastle University second and Durham University third.

In 2019 the event was in Gloucester and was not an unmitigated success. Follow this link to the event page on the BUCS web site for more information -§ionTitle=4s+and+8s+Head. But subject to confirmation in summer 2019, it looks like it is back on the Tyne in 2020.

This page last updated 06-08-19
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