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After Dinner Testimonials
Thames Rowe for Sue Ryder St John’s and John O’Gaunt School, Hungerford
July 11, 2015
Sue Ryder team
Sue Ryder visit
Donna and the team at Sue Ryder
Ordinary people…extra-ordinary things
Concept 2 – support for JOG
Boaters – thanks mum!
Prepping for the off
Three men and a boat
Greatest supporter – Lisa Rowe !
On the way
We’ve got a bad feeling about this….
Massive thanks to Mark and Sally
….and everyone at The Trout Inn!
The Trout Inn massive!
New friends and supporters
More support – what great people
More big thanks to Anna and Jay
Anna plus daughter
Richie in management role
Break time at the locks
Beautiful – you have to do things to experience new things
Warmed up – coat gone, boater gone
Lots to see
Oh, another lock – only 40 more to go
Just great to be out here
First sunset – breathtaking
Social media updates!
Lights on – they work – bonus!
Three men in a boat
Breakfast -cold rice pudding and tea
Great conditions #lucky
Lots of people live on the river
…and next to it
Must be worth more than £100k?!
Plus Ferraris and Bentleys!
Deploy The Richard
Ah, Ally is awake!
Waiting for John O’Gaunt kids
John O’Gaunt School join us
Giving it a go
Ally using his coaching skills
Olympic Champion Tim Foster sticks his oar in!
Dan Lewis has now come on board
Showing Tim how to do it!
Farewell Tim – after burger, beer and chips!
Post burger and beer Pit Stop!
Last minute tekkers coaching – legend!
More JOG supporters…
and another lock!
New experiences – teamwork, skills application
Team work – pulling together
New experience for this lad
Au revoir JOG supporters
Daniel Lewis – The Machine Gun – backing up Ally
View from the cabin
Dan & Ian in bivvy bags
Tired – 5 hours sleep
Great stretch of river
Richie and Ally
…and it is a long stretch of river!
Re-loading ‘The Machine Gun’
Olympic Bronze medal winner and World Champion Will Satch. Legend.
Henley Royal Regatta course
Henley Royal Regatta course
Not been on this for 25 years!
Hot, sunny, windy. #tan
Lewis – The Machine Gun
Deploy ‘The Richard’
Cabin life – sleeping
Rowers on deck
View from the cabin hatch – watching the sky go by
Lock – again
Pit stop – with Ally’s uncle
Uncle Chris Satchwill.
Beer and chips!
Struggling to find a mooring…
The Oakley Court Hotel – so generous…
Free beer and sandwiches!!
It’s not all about pulling hard
Ken the night butler – legend. Early start, 5.30am. 4 hours sleep.
Ken, here, plus Dom, Michelle, Jessica and ‘Sebastian’ at The Oakley Court Hotel
Start of the last day – Wednesday
Worth a few bob
Daniel in management
Hampton Court – Thames Challenge
Ally in management
Richard and Daniel – massive effort.
The finish in sight – Teddington Lock – 123 miles
The end is nigh
Done. Good work. Great team. Pulling together.
Lock – the last one – No 44
Big thanks to all supporters, sponsors and partners.
Back home – cleaning time – it’s smelly in there!
Richard’s lost pastie – found and flat!
Just a thought….
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Another ‘Rowe in boat’ day…..
John O’Gaunt School
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