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Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival 2024

27 days ago by

​MorePeople competed as 'Oar People' in the annual Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival at Peterborough Rowing Club last weekend.

Organised by New Wave Events and sponsored by Hotpoint, the festival raises funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. 47 teams were competing from a range of different local businesses. The day was set out so that each team would compete in three heats, there would then be semi-finals and a final. During our first heat, we narrowly missed out on first place. Followed by a victorious second race (we'd figured out how to sync our rowing!) after lots of food and sunbathing we competed in our final race, which saw us come 4th.

We came 15th overall, narrowly missing out on a place in the top 12 who went on to compete in the semi-finals. There was also a leaderboard for mixed crews, we were the second-fastest mixed crew in the competition.

Despite not finding ourselves in the top rankings, everybody had a great day and we're looking forward to entering again next year and (hopefully) getting a better result.

We would like to thank the organisers and sponsors for putting on such a great day, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice for all of the amazing work they do and the other teams for putting up a good fight but also coming together and raising an amazing £30,000!