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Landmark anniversary for historic rowing race

Training's underway for one of the oldest rowing races in the country. Tomorrow's Carrow Cup race, marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the Norwich rowing competition.

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Norwich: Iconic Carrow Cup rowing race set for landmark anniversary

Training is underway for the start of the Carrow Cup. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Training's underway for one of the oldest rowing races in the country.

Tomorrow's Carrow Cup race marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the Norwich rowing competition, making it older than the university boat race and the Henley regatta.

The circuit is around 3km in distance. Credit: ITV News Anglia

In fact, it's thought to the second oldest rowing prize in England, second only to the annual Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race on the Thames.

Teams from across the UK will be competing in the race and the Chair of Norwich Rowing Club, Nick Francis, says that the trophy is steeped in history:

"The Cup is the second oldest rowing trophy in the UK, and dates back to 1813, making it actually about 15 years older than the Oxford Vs. Cambridge Boat Race.

"It's a very important race locally, a very traditional race, and we're very happy to host both local clubs and traditional boats from all over the country."

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