Another terrific Race - well done race organisers and as always massive thank you to rescuers - especially rob on templemills - what was that all about???? - simple little weir and i decide to check out how hard the rocks are - I discovered the rocks are very hard and if hit give massive bruises!!!!!
My only dissapointment was the race party. The venue did not work as well as the Arck. To be honest there was nothing about it that said we were in the after party of such a significant race. Nothing said or mentioned about the liffey descent - noone on the door and we had to ask if we were in the right place. The flood was minimal - one plate of finger food for 10 people and definitly not worth the 100 euro our table paid to be there!!!! The absence of the band was also greatly missed. Definitly not worth the 10 euro ticket. The turn out was at least a quarter or third to previous years and the atmospher was similar to that of any other pub. And to top it off, being in center of town meant 40 euro taxi each way and it finished at 12.40. Everyone i spoke to were saying similar so might be worth considering what worked in previous years and what did not work this year.
As for the race - WOWWWWW bloody bril as always, the atmosphere on and off the water was second to know, the meal after the race was terrific and organisation smooth. Not to mention the fact the Girls wiped the floor with their times - GO GIRLS GO
Roll on next year