Two shades of Blue

Alumna Lizzie Polgreen makes history!


It’s not every day you have an athlete who is set to earn both colours of Blue for the same sport – even rarer to find one with colours from all 3 Women’s Boat Races.

Lizzie Polgreen rowed for CUWBC in the Lightweight crew in 2009,  CUWBC’s Reserve crew “Blondie” in  2010 and in the  Blue Boat as President in 2011.

Lizzie is that rare athlete and is set to race on 7th April in the Oxford Women’s Blue Boat. Whilst we obviously wish Lizzie a good race, we hope we’re forgiven for not cheering for her, on this occasion!


Fay Sandford BB 2011

2011 Blue Boat image supplied by James Appleton.  Lizzie stands far left.





2019 Dark Blue image supplied by BRCL, Lizzie stands in 4 seat.