On Wednesday 2nd April the Cambridge University Boat Club will be naming the new Blue Boat for this year’s Varsity Boat Race “Toby” in memory of CUBC member and Old Blue Toby Wallace.
On Tuesday 2nd July 2013 Toby Wallace (G97, B98, B99) was killed along with his colleague Andrew McMenigall when they were struck by a lorry during a charity bicycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. At the time of his death Toby was raising money for the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust which provides support for young people.
At 6 feet 7 inches with a shock of blonde hair he was a much admired and well-loved member of the CUBC. Toby was 36 years old when he died and left behind his wife of ten years, Claire.
• Toby started his rowing career at Jesus College, Cambridge
• Triallist for CUBC in October 1996
• 1996 Development squad eight at Henley Royal Regatta Temple Cup
• Goldie 1997 – Beat Oxford by 6.5 lengths
• 1997 won Henley Royal Regatta Temple Cup at stroke
• Blue 1998 – Beat Oxford by 3 lengths and set the course record of 16.19
• Blue 1999 – Beat Oxford by 3.5 lengths
• 1999 won Ladies Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta.
• 1999 he stroked the GB U23 4+ to a Bronze medal in Hamburg
• 2012 Toby rowed across the Atlantic as part of an eight man crew to raise money for the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust.
• Career at Aberdeen Asset Management after joining them in 2000 directly from Cambridge University. Senior Relationship Manager based in the Philadelphia Office at the time of his death.