The Club's Results
Head of the Nene, Lent Term 2008
An important regional 5000m timed head race
Sat 2nd February
The official results published by the organisers, Peterborough City 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.
7th in S3, 19th of 36 M1x
Good fun. It was a bit windy and choppy, the latter especially after I got overtaken by some schoolboy. Maybe I need to go out more than once a month.
7th in S3, 20th overall, 3rd Cambridge College
Ok on the first 2k or so, went downhill from there. Especially overtaking Clare 2 was messy and should have taken 15 long hard strokes instead of about 60 crap ones. On the positive side, Lorry did win the blade clash pretty convincingly.
The rate more or less held 30 but we lost the length in our strokes.
We beat Wolfson by 1 min 11 sec and they looked pretty shit. Bumping by First Post as usual then in a couple of weeks.
The first 2k or so was good.
The rest wasn't so great. We should have nailed clare rather than pissing around beside them.
Technique, especially when tired is something we are going to have to work on
I reckon we could have been competitive with fitz I.
Room for improvement, but a solid result.
We were entered in nov 8+'s... so why our result was s3 i guess we shall never know (would've come 2nd, so it doesn't really matter)
PS Good row, luckily bumps is only 2k
PPS I apologise to the Clare 4 man, you need to work the guns.
2nd in Novice 8+, 57th overall, 2nd Cambridge college
5s faster than Jesus.
Massive thank you to Sonya for joining us last minute and coxing so well after only one outing.
Practically perfect in every way...
I'm liking the tactic of stroke-side eating their own bodyweight in baked goods to rectify the balance problem! Pretty good for a 5k, the first 2k came quite nicely with a solid rhythm. Bit of a wobble in the middle, seeing M1 pulled over was v disconcerting, but dodgy patches only lasted a few strokes and we really picked it up for the end, although Sonia's "10 strokes til the finish" seemed to last a lifetime! Overall the cold and the wind were worth it to come 2nd in our division and beat Jesus :)
Awesome! Bring up Bumps!
Awesome day! Thanks so much for the great experience !!
As for the race as such - I think there were bits that were absolutely great and some less mainly because of the damn wind or when we saw the guys on the side- but luckily there were few of those and we got back on track quickly.
At the end of the day we were faster than Jesus :)
Hey girls, it was nice to see you all yesterday and even better to see these results! Well done! You've clearly got off to a good start this term; make the most of that. (PS I am VERY excited about Lents...!)
First 2k showed a lot of promise, but the training plan then called for technical pairs work.
Men's VIIIs - event winners and colleges
Col Pos Club Event Time Overall
Agecroft RC OPEN ELITE 8+ 17:23 1
Molesey BC OPEN SEN.1 8+ 17:35 2
Eton College BC OPEN JUN 8+ 17:53 4
St Paul's School BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 18:04 5
Imperial College BC OPEN SEN.2 8+ 18:09 6
Imperial College BC OPEN NOV 8+ 18:52 14
1 Fitzwilliam College BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 18:52 14
2 Clare BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 19:17 18
3 First & Third Trinity BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 19:23 20
4 Magdelene College BC OPEN NOV 8+ 19:31 24
5 Christ's College BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 19:34 25
6 King's College BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 19:50 27
7 Churchill College BC OPEN NOV 8+ 20:14 28
8 Jesus College BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 20:19 31
9 Christ's College BC OPEN NOV 8+ 20:20 32
10 Wolfson College BC OPEN NOV 8+ 20:34 35
11 Clare BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 20:56 40
St Paul's School BC OPEN JUN.16 8+ 21:14 46
12 CCAT BC OPEN SEN.3 8+ 21:18 47
13 First & Third Trinity BC OPEN SEN.2 8+ 59:39 82
Women's VIIIs - event winners and colleges
Col Pos Club Event Time Overall
Imperial College BC W.SEN.2 8+ 20:51 38
Star Club W.SEN.3 8+ 21:37 49
1 Christ's College BC W.NOV 8+ 21:46 51
2 First & Third Trinity BC W.NOV 8+ 22:13 57
3 Jesus College BC W.SEN.3 8+ 22:18 58
4 Caius BC W.SEN.3 8+ 22:48 65
5 King's College BC W.NOV 8+ 23:10 69
6 Sidney Sussex College BC W.NOV 8+ 23:39 72
Pos Club Sculler/Crew Time Overall
1 Abingdon School BC Rossiter 12:16 16
2 Rob Roy BC Leonard 12:35 20
3 Cambridge 99 RC Owen 12:41 23
4 Broxbourne RC Scorah 12:45 25
5 Yare BC Mulvany 12:53 27
6 Headington Sch Demaine 13:04 35
7 First & Third Trinity BC Coker 13:11 40
8 Peterborough City RC Newman 13:43 49
9 St Ives RC Robinson 13:58 54
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