Crowds flock to the Great River Race and Swim

Chiswick Pier packed to watch annual Thames event

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This annual event is run from Ham House, Richmond along a 22 mile course to Island Gardens/Greenwich and has become the biggest and most prestigious event of its kind in Europe. Any traditional style, coxed passenger carrying boat may take part.

The Mayor of Hounslow was transported in fine style and great speed from start to finish.

The Great River Swim saw Iron Men and Women challenge each other to race to Chiswick Eyot and back, a distance of about 900m. Top riverside restaurant Pissarro's on the River sponsor the swim in aid of the Trust and the RNLI Chiswick Lifeboat Station.

The results of the race were as follows:

1st Jeanette Triegaardt 17 mins 27 secs
2nd Mike Morris 17:34
3rd Lindsay Williams 18:23
4th Steve Newell 19:15
5th John Levison 20:30
6th Karen Triegaardt 21:39

August 07, 2004