The Club's Results
Champion of the Thames Eights Head, May Term 2005
A Head race for eights from the Plough Pub to the Pike and Eel.
Sun 22nd May
The official results published by the organisers, Champion of the Thames Rowing Club, can be found here. At the bottom of this page there is a summary of the results of college crews and a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.
I do believe a quicker result in this heat ensures Miss Munro will shortly be taking a bath in the Cam. Mwahaha. Mwahahahaha. Mwahahahahahahaha. MwahahahahahahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAha.
Sub wishes to thank Jacob for the rhythm, Mycroft for the view and Din for the backsplash
We weren't rate capped, but possibly length capped at about 12 inches... well it was VERY windy.
25th overall, 3rd of 5 3rd VIIIs, 7th of 8 in M3
Good race plus it turns out we didn't get beaten by the girls!
Not bad, a better rhythm than previously and held up quite well, just a few dodgy strokes now and then. Results are distorted as the wind dropped off during the day, but 17s behind the 1st VIII who went off at a similar time isn't bad. (waits to be informed they were rate-capped at 12)
Winners of W2, second overall women's VIII, prize for best coxing
Wasn't bad at all; the practice starts were better than the real one but as usual our main strength was ...er... strength! Could have been a lot tidier, but on the other hand we were only about 10s slower than Jesus W1 (who have hundreds of Blues etc) so this is something to work on but not worry about. Will be interesting to see times for the other W1 crews; of those so far posted I think we are second (to Jesus).
Update: We got pots, and apparently also a goblet for Jenny's fantastic coxing! Second overall college W1 boat, and by a pretty small margin at that.
And better still, Jenny won a best-line-around-Ditton goblet and bottle of champagne!
And Caius W1 were... 3rd?
3rd of 9 Women's Lower VIII's
Looking at this as a piece in our first ever outing as a crew, it was rather nice. Our start was a bit flustered and spacky into the wind- or at least seemed it in comparison to our beautiful practice on the row up- and we took a little while to find our rhythm, but we got there eventually, and had a good push for the finish.
.. and despite it all being a bit unpleasant due to lack of fitness on my part, it was quite good fun!
Many thanks to Erica and Amy for subbing :-)
2nd 4th VIII and "most interesting start" and "maddest cox" prizes!
yey! we won...... the prize for the best start. And to be honest not much counts after that!
Baz won maddest coxing or something like that. tehehe!
Well done, girls. Enjoy the 'champs'... Thanks to all subs.
To all those who weren't at the prize giving: The crew won 'most interesting start' and Baz, in a stunning creme ensemble, 'comedy coxing'.
They started then easied outside the Plough to produce party poppers... Ditton was taken in flight... Baz had both arms outstreched and was batting them vigorously... allegedly because he wanted to demonstrate strokes were to be taken in the raging headwind.
Impressive is the fact that despite the race emphasis having been decidedly in favour of the comic aspect of Champs Head, the crew was still faster than Tit Hall II and Vet School and only 7 seconds behind Newnham IV.
Men's college VIIIs
Position CATEGORY NAME Time
1 M1 Clare 1st 4:55.8
2 M3 Darwin 1st 4:58.2
3 M2 Wolfson 1st 5:01.2
4 M1 1st & 3rd Trinity 1st 5:05.1
5 M2 Gonville & Caius 2nd 5:05.3
7 M2 LMBC 2nd 5:07.6
8 M3 Christs - Rosseutsch 2nd 5:10.2
9 M2 Girton 1st 5:11.1
10 M1 1st & 3rd Trinity 1st 5:11.4
11 M3 Magdalene 2nd 5:11.8
12 M2 Kings 1st 5:11.8
13 M2 Churchill 2nd 5:13.1
14 M2 Jesus 2nd 5:14.6
15 M3 Selwyn 2nd 5:15.0
16 M3 Girton 2nd 5:16.8
17 M2 Fitzwilliam 1st 5:17.2
18 M2 CCAT 1st 5:18.0
20 M2 Sidney Sussex 1st 5:20.9
21 M3 LMBC 3rd 5:22.4
22 Mlower Gonville & Caius 3rd 5:23.1
25 M3 1st & 3rd Trinity 3rd 5:28.1
27 M3 Fitzwilliam 2nd 5:34.4
29 Mlower Magdalene 3rd 5:36.3
31 Mlower Darwin 2nd 5:38.4
32 Mlower Kings 2nd 5:39.6
33 Mlower Clare 3rd 5:43.5
37 Mlower Gonville & Caius 5th 5:50.0
43 CollegeX Gonville & Caius 5:56.3
54 Mlower Clare Hall 1st 6:04.6
Women's college VIIIs
Position CATEGORY NAME Time
23 W1 Jesus 1st 5:26.5
28 W2 1st & 3rd Trinity 1st 5:34.5
30 W1 Gonville & Caius 1st 5:36.4
35 W2 Jesus 2nd 5:47.5
36 W1 Girton 1st 5:48.1
38 W1 Christs - Lutter 1st 5:52.2
39 W1 Selwyn 1st 5:52.5
40 Wlower CCAT 2nd 5:53.4
45 W2 Fitzwilliam 1st 5:57.5
46 W2 Homerton 1st 5:58.2
48 W1 Trinity Hall 1st 5:59.2
49 W2 Emmanual 2nd 6:00.4
51 W2 Wolfson 1st 6:02.2
52 W3 Clare 2nd 6:02.4
53 W3 Churchill 2nd 6:03.0
55 W2 Robinson 1st 6:08.9
56 W3 Queens 2nd 6:09.0
57 W3 Jesus 3rd 6:10.1
58 W1 Darwin 1st 6:11.1
59 W3 Corpus 1st 6:13.6
60 W3 Magdalene 2nd 6:16.4
61 Wlower Fitzwilliam 2nd 6:19.3
62 Wlower 1st & 3rd Trinity 3rd 6:20.4
64 W3 Girton 2nd 6:22.8
65 W2 Sidney Sussex 1st 6:27.9
66 Wlower Hughes Hall 1st 6:29.9
67 W3 1st & 3rd Trinity 2nd 6:33.5
69 Wlower Selwyn 2nd 6:35.0
70 Wlower Newnham 3rd 6:35.2
74 W3 Darwin 2nd 6:41.8
75 Wlower Newnham 4th 6:43.0
78 W2 Trinity Hall 2nd 6:50.2
80 Wlower 1st and 3rd Trinity 4th 6:50.8
82 Wlower Vets School 2nd 7:33.7
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