Rowers and runners descended on the Riverbend Park in Launceston
The Vice Chancellor Rowing challenge’s inception in 1998 began a healthy competition between the northern and southern boat clubs. Since then the event has grown to include not only a men’s and women’s race but also the invitation to schools to put forward teams to participate on the day.
On Sunday 24th November, led by Vice Chancellor Rufus Black, the northern rowing team managed to defeat for the third year in a row, Chief Operating Officer David Clerk and his southern representatives.
This year, the inaugural River Run joined the VC challenge event. 90 entrants with 50 of those associated with the University of Tasmania participated in the 2km race along the Tamar. The very first runner across the line was Patrick Smith from Launceston, a member of the UTAS Athletics Club.
Congratulations to all those that participated on the water and land. A big thank you to the 80 students based in Hobart who made the trip up north to cheer the teams and individuals on!
Check out the University of Tasmania video of the day.