The Club's Results
Lent Bumps Getting-on Race 2008
The 2000m qualifying race for the Lent Bumps
Fri 22nd February
The official results published by the organisers, CUBC, 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.
Did not get on, 3rd fastest non-qualifier
A good row, solid for the first 2/3rds. Definite power surges out of the corners. We did die a little on the reach, but a row to be pretty pleased with. Unfortunately it looks like we were about 15-20 seconds off the pace required.
Hopefully those not rowing next week will be on the bank to support or marshalling!
Did not get on, 8th fastest non-qualifier
9 people in the boat, 14 on the bank... enough said! A really strong and technically sound row despite pretty awful conditions, today you proved that you deserve to be rowing in Bumps next week. Really proud of all of you for your hard work and massive improvements you've made this term :)
p.s. OK so I wrote that before I knew the results, but it still stands. I'm sorry that things didn't go quite to plan, but you should still be very proud of how you rowed today and everything you've achieved this term.
I was so shocked by the results. It seems like there were a lot of crews of a similar pace, so the competition was tougher than we were expecting. The row was strong and committed, particularly the pushes out of the corners that forced the bank party to cycle a lot faster into that head wind. Overall you've come on extremely far this term, and it's sad you don't get to finish it off with bumps, but make sure you stay involved - bank partying or supporting, and then it won't be long until we start training for Mays...
Having coached this crew a couple of weeks ago I wanted to add how sorry I am that you didn't get on. Looking at the spread of non-qualifying times, it's not unreasonable to assume you were less than 2% off the qualifying pace. Only five years ago we didn't even have a second Lent VIII, so getting so close to getting on is a fine achievement and you should still be proud of what you've done this term - especially calmly coming from behind to win Pembroke Regatta.
Next term the club has more permanent places in bumps. Take this week off, watch the bumps, but then start looking for that 2% and more besides. All nine of you have a lot of potential and I hope to see you in the Mays.
The following crews got on.
Corpus Christi II
Hughes Hall IIThe times for the non-qualifying crews are shown below.
Darwin II 08:48
Jesus IV 08:50
First and Third V 08:54
LMBC V 08:56
Pembroke IV 09:14
Fitzwilliam III 09:15
Sidney Sussex III 09:21
CCAT III 09:21
Churchill IV 09:22
Girton III 09:26
Magdalene IV 09:34
St Edmund's II 09:49
The following crews got on.
Hughes Hall/Lucy Cavendish II
Sidney Sussex II
Jesus IIIThe times for the non-qualifying crews are shown below.
CCAT II 10:02
Fitzwilliam II 10:03
Magdalene II 10:04
Homerton II 10:04
LMBC III 10:04
Churchill II 10:05
Peterhouse II 10:09
First and Third III 10:10
King's II 10:27
St Edmund's II 11:00
Magdalene III 11:03
Sidney Sussex III DNS
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