11th out of 14 women student beginner VIIIs
Considering these girls aren't particularly experienced and there were four coxes in the boat in total (hehe), this was a very good row.
Despite having a blade clash with an imperial crew (grr!), they kept moving together fairly well, responded to the calls for pushes, and didn't give up at all.
Very impressed, couple more outings, then bring on Clare Novices!
This was a very good race, with everyone committed and together. A really nice push down the Reach, despite the nasty Imperial crew. So impressed by this performance!
Hope you had fun!
7th of 11 women's novice VIIIs, only 3rd novice VIII entered
A beauty of a row. The girls took it up well off the start- Lauren doing a beautiful job of keeping the ratio. They oh-so-nearly made it round grassy, and recovered incredibly well from a gentle encounter with the bank, only to blade clash with the Maggie 1st novice boys,who foolishly attempted overtaking on the outside of ditton. Both crews seemed to come to a stand still... and then the girls took off, embarassing the boys; who took an eternity to get past and never pulled away convincingly.
The row from the railway bridge was full of guts, and the finish was great. Very very nice result!
Many thanks to TomC-inspirational coxing!