Sports Listings: Tomorrow / Rowing - Head of the River Fours, River Thames

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The Independent Online
This year's Fullers Head of the River Fours has again been oversubscribed with an entry of 620 crews. Tomorrow, with the first category off at 9.45am, the maximum number of 500 crews will row the 4 1/4 miles from Mortlake to Putney on the Tideway of the River Thames. Britain's gold medallists at the World Championships are all taking part. Among them, Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, the coxless pairs champions, will be easy to recognise, forming half of Leander II, entry No 23 and a coxless four. It will take 1 1/2 hours to get all the crews away and the fastest competitiors will cover the course in around 18 minutes.

Where to watch: The Tideway is easily accessible by public transport. Vantage points: Barnes Railway Bridge and Chiswick Bridge at the start (Waterloo BR to Mortlake); Dukes Meadow at Chiswick; Hammersmith Bridge (Piccadilly or District underground lines to Hammersmith Bridge); Bishop's Park (Fulham bank); Fulham Park; At the finish, Putney Bridge (Waterloo BR to Putney or District Line to Putney Bridge).

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