The Club's Results
May Bumps archive
7th men's VIII
This page runs chronologically from bottom to top. To follow it in order jump to May Term 1963.
- May Term 2010, Fellows' VIII: 14th in division 6
Down 1 - Bumped Downing V, bumped by Pembroke VII and Emmanuel IV
- May Term 2003, Fellows' VIII: 15th in division 6
Down 1 - Bumped by Peterhouse III
- May Term 2002: 16th in division 6
Down 3 - Bumped by Sidney Sussex IV, St. Edmund's II and St. Catharine's V
- May Term 2001: 17th in division 6
Down 7 - Bumped by Emmanuel V, Wolfson III and 1st and 3rd VIII
- May Term 2000: 4th in division 6
Down 2 - Bumped LMBC VI, bumped by LMBC VI, Robinson III and Caius IV
- May Term 1999, Templeton's VIII: Head of division 6
Stayed level - Bumped St. Catharine's IV, bumped by St. Catharine's IV
- May Term 1998: 6th in division 6
Up 1 - Bumped Girton IV and Clare V, bumped by Darwin III
- May Term 1997: 12th in division 6
Up 1 - Bumped Clare V and St. Edmund's II, bumped by Clare V
- May Term 1981: 7th in division 7
Down 4 - Bumped by St. Catharine's VII, LMBC XI, Addenbrookes and Peterhouse III
- May Term 1980: 3rd in division 7
Down 4 - Bumped by Pembroke V, LMBC X, St. Edmund's and Downing V
- May Term 1979: 15th in division 6
Down 4 - Bumped by Queens' V, Fitzwilliam V, King's III and Sidney Sussex IV
- May Term 1978: 11th in division 6
Down 6 - Bumped by Selwyn IV, Christ's V, Magdalene V and Downing IV
- May Term 1977: 5th in division 6
Down 1 - Bumped King's III, bumped by Caius IV and Clare V
- May Term 1976: 16th in division 5
Up 4 - Bumped LMBC X, St. Catharine's VI, Clare V and Caius IV
- May Term 1975: 3rd in division 6
Up 4 - Bumped Fitzwilliam V, Corpus IV, Downing IV and Fitzwilliam IV
- May Term 1974: 7th in division 6
Up 2 - Bumped Emmanuel V and Queens' V
- May Term 1973: 14th in division 6
Down 3 - Bumped by Queens' V, Fitzwilliam V and Fitzwilliam IV
- May Term 1972: 11th in division 6
Up 3 - Bumped Fitzwilliam IV, Christ's V and Selwyn V
- May Term 1971: 13th in division 6
Up 3 - Bumped Magdalene V, Fitzwilliam V and Queens' V
- May Term 1970: 16th in division 6
Up 1 - Bumped Queens' VI and Emmanuel VI, bumped by St. Catharine's VI
- May Term 1969: Head of division 7
Down 3 - Bumped by Corpus IV, Selwyn V and St. Catharine's VI
- May Term 1968: 14th in division 6
Up 5 - Bumped Fitzwilliam VI, Corpus IV, Caius V, Selwyn V and St. Catharine's VI
- May Term 1967: 7th in division 7
Down 3 - Bumped by St. Catharine's VI, Fitzwilliam VI and Churchill VI
- May Term 1966: 4th in division 7
Up 1 - Bumped Sidney Sussex IV and LMBC XI, bumped by Fitzwilliam V
- May Term 1965: 7th in division 7
Down 4 - Bumped by Sidney Sussex IV, Churchill IV, LMBC XI and Churchill V
- May Term 1964: 3rd in division 7
Down 4 - Bumped by LMBC X, Caius V, Fitzwilliam IV and Corpus IV
- May Term 1963: 16th in division 6
Down 4 - Bumped by Queens' VI and Magdalene VI
Bumped Downing V
Just before I got to the river, I stopped by Hobbs to buy a whistle, just in case. I'm very glad to have had the opportunity to use it. Tomorrow is another day, so let's go get them!
So massively proud of you guys - absolutely amazingly awesome!! I'm gutted I couldn't come down to watch but I'll definitely be there for the Grande Finale on Saturday! :-D
Hooray!! Going up tomorrow, I think.
At last a measure of success - we still have one eight behind us - hurrah!
We are now beginning to work as a team - and to follow instructions from coach - thanks Ruth - and cox - thanks Fan. The tendency of the Trinity Fellow to be a tad intellectual hasn't altogether helped to date - according to national and personal taste, instructions have been leading to philosophical debate or technical analysis rather than to prompt action - but we're getting there!
Apologies to Trinity IV for our attack on Peter Brandt on Wednesday. We were more careful with our wooden replacement (Ian said we would swim if not).
After a reasonable start, and watching the 8th VIII being bumped behind us, we seemed to slow down quite a lot. Although we were then pseudo-overbumped by a fast-moving scum boat from the GoR crews, they were actually four places behind due to the awarding of a technical row-over to the crew in front of them. Luckily for us, this meant that their bump on us was disallowed.
Bumped by Sidney Sussex IV
A strong start saw us hold off Sidney IV and gain to within three-quarters of a length of Catz V, but a bit of confusion in the boat meant that the required push never came and Sidney closed us down.
Bumped by St. Edmund's II
Our best start yet was complemented by Eddies steering into the far bank off the start, but they came back very strong and we didn't answer them as quickly as we needed to.
Bumped by St. Catharine's V
This was the first day when we managed to put down some substantial power. However, the entire row up, race and row back were dogged by a complete inability to sit the boat, which forced late squaring and impacted on timing when rating higher. We held off Catz V for quite a while, but in the end it was our technique that failed us.
Bumped by Emmanuel V
We had a good start and wound the rating up well, closing to within half a length of Girton IV, but were bumped by Emma before we could finish the job.
Double overbumped by Wolfson III
We started off very confidently. Bumps occurred quickly both behind and in front, leaving a slog for an overbump in front and the danger of being overbumped from behind. Although we made gains towards the former, it quickly became apparent that our fitness was not up to it.
In the end, past the railway bridge and just a few strokes from a row-over, we were double-overbumped by Wolfson III. It need not have happened, but we panicked when we saw them gaining and it all fell apart just before the finish line. Tragedy.
After closing St Catherine's down somewhat, they ploughed into the bank and we rowed past for the bump. Although our cox wouldn't let us adorn ourselves with leaves, it was a triumphant row back anyhow.
Our view - the 8th boat closed to 1 length and NO more. We lost half a length very quickly, then tidied it up and coming out of first post we pushed them away, took a peachy line through grassy gaining loads more water and then noticed a big black barge. 2 boats behind us bumped out. Then two more. Two more, a couple more and some more still and were left being chased by maggie 8 !!!!!!
Bumped by St. Catharine's IV
Following the euphoria of templetons first ever bump we headed out on friday goign for what we hoped would be an easy bump on the tidy but mystifyingly slow maggie VI. This was the day to put 1st and 3rd VII above all sixth boats abr our own. Going for the quick kill off the start with a fast climbing Jesus VI behind we closed to around a 1 foot gap by the motorway bridge, we dont have a rate counter but for us we were already goign a bit manic. Jesus VI behind us were still on station and no cause for concern. Several pushes between the motorway bridge and 1st post saw us completely fail to close the smallest of distances, and as we tried harder so we rowed slower and suddenly jesus closed a length in an extremely short space of time, it all went a bit tits up from there really..... oh well back to the rowing over head of division 6.....
Rowed over as sandwich boat
Rain, rain rain. We put the boat in the river in the rain. We hid in the boathouse. We got the blades out in the rain. We hid in the boathouse. We tipped the water out of the boat, legged it off to the start. Under the railway bridge our practice start, heralded by thunder and lightning was the best 10 strokes rowing we ever did all term..... We got to the start emptied the boat again. The gun went, we ambled off the start extremely casually, catz 4 closed a tiny bit, but completely unfazed in our 6th row of the bumps we showed again how we are capable of being the 6th divison head boat by destroying everyone in thegut and surrounding corners. By grassy the 4 boats behind us had bumped out and we wound down to half pressure, and an even more leisurely rating. Half way down the reach a boat appeared, and unsportsmanlike crew they were - were chasing us for the double overbump, being pursued by a 1st and 3rd boat trying to overbump them and avoid maggie. Unhurried (well stroke pair were, not sure about the rest) we gave a little burst by the railway bridge and contnued to coast home, about 2 lengths ahead of binson, saving our efforts for the 7th and final row of the week. We went for the overbump in the next race, corpus three in the distance. A measured controlled race, aiming to hit them somewhere in the reach saw us gain no ground at all - but you should have seen how much water we emptied out of that boat. Oh well, we rowed over, rowed over, rowed over, bumped, were bumped and rowed over again and again.
Full 7th men's VIII results archive
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