[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 10:09 GMT
Universities hold first boat race
Students in training for the race
Students are already in training for the inaugural race in May
Three universities are set to take part in an inaugural boat race on the River Medway in May.

Rowers from the shared Medway campus of Canterbury Christ Church, Greenwich and Kent universities will tackle a three-mile course.

The Universities at Medway Students' Association has organised the race from Halling to Rochester Pier on 26 May.

Co-ordinator Sophie Bruschan said it would be a tough challenge "as few of our students have rowed before".

'Race tradition'

But she added: "The fact they're all novices makes it even more exciting."

She said it was hoped the event would be the start of a "proper boat race tradition" in Medway.

This year, there will be a men's race featuring Medway students of the universities of Greenwich and Kent, followed by a women's race with rowers from the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church based in Medway.

Other teams can still be entered for the event.

The three universities and Mid-Kent College share a campus at Chatham Maritime in Medway.

Go-ahead for new Medway campus
22 Mar 04 |  Education


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific