First and Third Trinity
|11th Jun '05||Women's 4th VIII row on||by mcp|
|Congrats to the 4th women's VIII for rowing onto the bumps for the first time ever, beating 3rd VIIIs from Christ's, Corpus, Fitz, Magdalene and Trinity Hall in the process. They join three other 4th boats in the bumps, from Jesus, LMBC and Newnham.|
Of the 10 successful women's crews, only Fitzwilliam II and Peterhouse II were in the bumps last year, so fingers crossed for a lucky draw!
The men's club did not fare so well, neither the Fellows (rowing as the 6th VIII) nor 7th VIIIs were successful. I believe it is at least 50 years since just 5 FaT men's crews rowed in the Mays, but this is largely due to the smaller number of men's boats today (a total of 94 in the Mays compared with a peak of 129 in the 1970s). LMBC are the only club to have 6 men's VIIIs this year.
The May Bumps begin this coming Wednesday. Encourage all your friends to come and watch - it is the best opportunity to show what amazing fun it is to row! Helpful information on this site include directions to the river and our famous bumps guide.
We will also be running our usual full bumps charts results service from the towpath, full details to follow early next week.
|by Martin - Sat 11th Jun 2005, 12:01pm|
|Incidentally, just discovered that there was a 4th women's VIII in the getting on race last year. This wasn't in our archive - I've just added the result. If anyone knows who rowed in this we could add this too...|
|by Richard - Mon 13th Jun 2005, 11:42pm|
mcp said: I believe it is at least 50 years since just 5 FaT men's crews rowed in the Mays, but this is largely due to the smaller number of men's boats todayI've managed to check using the book "The Bumps", and it's actually much more recently that this last happened - in 1993, and again in 1982. Prior to that, it last happened during WWII, when many people were away on the front line.
|by Richard - Mon 13th Jun 2005, 11:49pm|
|And the women have had a 4th boat on in the bumps before, in 1986 and 1987 - but the women rowed the May bumps in IVs, not VIIIs at that time.|