The Race is on for sporting glory

joel jennings
joel jennings

They’re ready for the off this weekend. In the light blue corner is rower supreme Joel Jennings who is part of the Cambridge eight for Saturday’s Xchanging Boat Race against Oxford.

Joel, who came to Sheffield at the age of 11 and was a member of City of Sheffield Rowing Club, is ready for the sweat, toil and tears of a strength-sapping course over four miles, 374 yards on the River Thames.

Around 250,000 spectators will crowd the banks from Putney to Mortlake to witness the action and they’ll be joined by millions of TV viewers.