36th overall, 2nd of 9 entries in category
They didn't have a bad row, but were sorely lacking power, especially in the middle section.
"That's 1k [down, 4k to go, we'll settle in this rhythm for 3k and then] take it up for the last kilometer!" ... Would have been useful information but for the fact that none of bow four heard the part in brackets, with the predictable result: we all blew about halfway through.
We knew it was meant to be a longer race, we just thought we were doing very well!
"thought we were doing very well"
Until we were overtaken by Caius II.
Who turned out to be Crabtree.
One of the most talked about Head of the Nene crews! This was the 5k race which included:
1. At 1k the bow four head Alice say '1k to go' admittedly after she had say '1k gone, push though 3k and then..' although we didn't hear that!
2. When Crabtree came up to us most of the crew believed that it was Cauis (II) and so we held them for a minute or two! After that effort we died!
3. In the last k noone had anything left to give! One of the worst 5k races I have done!