Awesome effort on Tweed
CONTESTANTS in the Head of the Tweed half marathon event used pain as fuel as they rowed or paddled their way down the Tweed River yesterday.
Participants were forced to wait in the rain and cold on the start line at Chinderah yesterday morning but they were undeterred.
They faced an unforgiving 21 kilometre course but all, including the Brisbane crew pictured, were confident they had the strength and stamina to make their way downstream to the finish line at the Murwillumbah Rowing Club.
Organiser Tim Rose said almost 450 competitors in a fleet of 94 boats from 38 registered clubs contested the Head of the Tweed.
Tweed rowers enjoyed great success with Ben Walsh winning the Fastest Schoolboy single skull while Emily Carey finished first in the Fastest Schoolgirl single skull ahead of Danielle Kinder. Tweed competitor Paul Hickling was stroke in a mixed quad team that claimed gold.