Today I visited the Bishopscourt Race Circuit in county Down for the 2010 British Superkart Championship. The two day event (4 & 5 June) consists of rounds of the North of Ireland Karting Association Championship, rounds of the British Superkart Association long Circuit Championship and the prestigious UK Cup Race for all Superkarts.
From there I returned to Belfast for the 2010 University Boat Race between Queen's University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin. This was the seventh annual race and it is held over a distance of 2112 metres, which was the original Oxford Cambridge course distance. The Queen's rowing club is called the Lady Victoria Boat Club, since the university was founded in the reign of Queen Victoria, and the Trinity club is called the Lady Elizabeth since Trinity was founded in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.