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Name Simon Blackburn, S
Nickname Simon
Side str
Bow side competence (0 to 5)  5
Noviced in 1997
Sex Male
Status Buftie
ICQ number 60374859

Notes: Secretary in 99/00 and CUBC Hon Secretary 00/01. Occasional coach.

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Rowing Career

According to our records, Simon Blackburn has rowed in 70 events with First & Third (or BPBC) at a highest level of 1st men's VIII and most recently on the 22/6/08

Messages

Number of posts  1023
Most recent post  16/11/13 10:19pm, re: More of our history on sale on eBay
Posts as  Simon, In my day..., Someone on the organising Committee for a big head race, Hon Sec, Ah, go on, On which side do chickens have the most feathers?, How did the human cannonbal lose his job?, How do snails keep their shells shiny?, Where should a dressmaker build her house?, Why did the nurse tiptoe past the medicine cupboard?, What did the sea say to the sand?, Shameless, Not quite Jane Austin, Bryn for Hon Sec, My spies are everywhere..., Land Economist, Pythagoras, It's a way of life, Tyrannosaurus Alan, That's my lion! His mane is so shaggy., That's not my lion..., Ron Manager, Just pulling your leg, Michael Parker in the Mays 2002 Bumps Programme, This is Davina, please do not swear..., Soon to be Chief Marshal for the WeHoRR, What creatures worry about their weight?, What happens when a frog parks in a no-parking zone?, SJB, Which do you like more?, I don't get it - is Munty a football ref?, Ernie, Last day!, I just beat the banker, Balderdash and Piffle, Even I was young then..., bowelephant, Co-presenter, Er, yes they do, Need to have it on paper..., Definitely not "average cox "sized, non-mathmo, Breaking news, Why are cooks cruel?, What are prehistoric monsters called when they sleep?, What has 40 feet and sings?, What do you give an elephant with big feet?, What was Camelot famous for?, What can you hold without using your hands?, What do you call a man who works in a perfume shop at Christmas?, Because the parrots ate 'em all, M Parker, Get some backbone, man!, Turning into a nautical version of Mornington Crescent, Setting someone up for a punchline..., Simon, home, but my bag is still in Atlanta, Simon, in Wyoming, Water boy, dreaming, Simon still speaking as an individual, Mr Cat, meet Mr and Mrs Pigeon, Here is an announcement, Paxo, Curious, Third Trinity preservation soc, Thinking out loud in a rambling post, Peter Snow, In the interests of fairness, 4 lengths off the start, For the price of a local call, Look Around You, Claim to fame, Martin fan, Yeah, right, Just heard it..., Obviously forgotten but not quite gone..., Obvious pun, Martin, Simon, in Hong Kong, let me know by 2:30pm if you want duty free, Simon, in Adelaide, Simon, in Sydney, Keeping the thread going, Seen better days, The original pre-mixer rolls another FaT one, 1956, Wind's getting up..., Spartacus, If I get what you're saying, Rowing Bruce, In other sports news, And they claimed it couldn't be done, Gordon The Gopher, Can can dancer, Simon, also bored at work, just around the corner from Dan, Girls Aloud, I disasociate myself from that punchline, It is, just, a "joke" from a cracker., Finish the sentence..., To keep you busy for a little while..., Worst pun yet?, Simon, on further reflection, A likely story, Liquid lunch in the City, like a normal fax machine, but it's inflammable, A razor that moulds to fit its user, floats in water and will not work outside of the UK., I was terrorised by singing Moose in Alaska..., I used to be a Waning Gibbous..., Found it at last, In my single bungee, Chanel 9, Paula Fisch, I´m so sorry, he´s from Barçelona, Simon, about to remove the gold socks and work on the tan, Simon, in Spain, Done it all before, Rivaldo as well, Former CUR presenter Simon Blackburn, Simon Blackburn, Old man, Doc Brown, Update, Only-in-it-because-of-my-erg-time [6:34.4, about 40 mins after a horrific land law exam] (aka number 3) of 2nd May VIII '99, Magpiety, Turnham Green, Coach, You're back in play, Is the right answer..., Fifty pounds into the bonus bank..., Roy Walker, Egon, and so is Billy Giles, Bowler hat, Mungo Gamgee-Took of Bywater, Panic over, Still reading True Blue, The ghost of Simon Blackburn, You won't get this unless you've read True Blue, Pedant, Freud, Can you tell I did a research MPhil?, Nicked from Metro this morning but no one in Cambridge gets Metro so it'll be new to them, Cambridge 99%, The former saviour of breakfast radio, Say it quickly, out loud, Jokes aren't pointless, Simon, back from lunch, Why any of you would want to stop being students and start having to work when it involves getting up early on New Years Day is beyond me, Walking to work from now on, Ranagazoo, Avalanches is above, business continues below, The über-secretary, Fruitcake, Boom boom!, Bowler Hat, I won the Fairbairn Cup in 1956, BPBC 2nd VIII 5 man, Cynic, Jimbo

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Official crews and main results

1997 - 1998
Mich Term 1st men's novice VIII at 3
  Novice Fairbairn Cup: 6th overall
  Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 17:48   53rd of 57 men's VIIIs
Lent Term Gents VIII at 3
  Lent Bumps Getting-on Race: Rowed-on (Gents VIII at bow)
  Lent Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped LMBC V, bumped by LMBC V; 14th in division 4 (Gents VIII at bow)
May Term 3rd men's VIII at 4
  May Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped LMBC III; 4th in division 3
1998 - 1999
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 16:41.38   39th of 52 men's VIIIs (Gents VIII at 3)
Lent Term 3rd men's VIII at str
  Lent Bumps: Down 1 - Bumped Girton II, bumped by Robinson II and Girton II; 10th in division 3
May Term 2nd men's VIII at 3
  May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped LMBC II, Clare and Sidney Sussex; 17th in division 1
1999 - 2000
Mich Term 1st men's VIII at 7
  1st men's IV at 3
  University IVs (1st division): Beat LMBC II (9.7s) in the 1st round and Lost to Christ's (1.7s) in the semi finals (1st men's IV)
  Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): Event postponed (1st men's VIII)
Lent Term Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): 14:57   3rd of 35 men's VIIIs (1st men's VIII, micklethwaite for carver, blackburn for glass at 7)
May Term 4th men's VIII at str
  May Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped Clare III, bumped by Pembroke III, Homerton and Homerton; 3rd in division 4
2000 - 2001
Mich Term Light IV at 3
  University IVs (Light IVs): Event cancelled
Lent Term 1st men's VIII at 7
  Lent Bumps: Down 1 - Bumped by Emmanuel; 2nd in division 1
2001 - 2002
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 14:43   22nd overall, beating all college 2nd VIIIs (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 5)
2002 - 2003
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:56   1st (apparently), no hang on; 2nd (maybe) (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 5)
2003 - 2004
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:03   4th overall, Winners of Invitation VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 11:44   Overall Winners (BPBC 1st men's IV at bow)
2004 - 2005
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:04   1st (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Invitation IV's): 11:18   2nd Invitational IV, 2nd overall (BPBC 1st men's IV at 2)

Coaching

1999 - 2000

1st women's novice VIII, Mich Term 1999

2004 - 2005

1st men's VIII, Mich Term 2004
1st men's VIII, Lent Term 2005
1st women's VIII, Lent Term 2005
2nd men's VIII, Lent Term 2005
2nd women's VIII, Lent Term 2005
3rd men's VIII, Lent Term 2005
3rd women's VIII, Lent Term 2005

2005 - 2006

1st women's IV, Mich Term 2005
2nd women's IV, Mich Term 2005
1st women's VIII, Lent Term 2006
3rd women's VIII, Lent Term 2006
4th men's VIII, Lent Term 2006

2007 - 2008

3rd women's VIII, Lent Term 2008

Full results record

1997 - 1998

Cambridge Autumn Head (College VIIIs): 12:04   25th of 36 VIIIs (1st men's novice VIII at 3)
Cambridge Winter Head (Novice VIIIs): 10:56   2nd fastest Novice VIII; 64th overall (1st men's novice VIII at 3)
Clare Novice Regatta (1st division): Lost to LMBC in the semi finals (1st men's novice VIII at 3)
Novice Fairbairn Cup: 6th overall (1st men's novice VIII at 3)
Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 17:48   53rd of 57 men's VIIIs (1st men's novice VIII at 3)
Lent Bumps Getting-on Race: Rowed-on (Gents VIII at bow)
Lent Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped LMBC V, bumped by LMBC V; 14th in division 4 (Gents VIII at bow)
Head of the Cam (Lower VIIIs): 10:24   15th overall; 2nd in category (3rd men's VIII at 4)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (3rd division): Beat Magdalene II (2 lengths) in the semi finals and Lost to Wolfson (3/4 length) in the final (3rd men's VIII at 4)
May Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped LMBC III; 4th in division 3 (3rd men's VIII at 4)

1998 - 1999

Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 16:41.38   39th of 52 men's VIIIs (Gents VIII at 3)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (3rd division): 21:13   22nd of 23 College men's VIIIs, but only one other 3rd VIII entered (3rd men's VIII at str)
Lent Bumps: Down 1 - Bumped Girton II, bumped by Robinson II and Girton II; 10th in division 3 (3rd men's VIII at str)
Cardinal's Regatta (Fancy Dress): Won Best Fancy Dress (Camouflage VIII at 3)
Head of the Cam (2nd division): 9:32   12th overall, 2nd fastest 2nd VIII (2nd men's VIII at 3)
Nottingham City Regatta: Won in the 1st round and Event called off due to high winds in the 2nd round (2nd men's VIII at 3)
Bedford Regatta (College VIIIs): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Fitzwilliam in the plate 2nd round (2nd men's VIII at 3)
Cam Sprints: Beat Corpus Christi in the 1st round and Lost to Southampton in the 2nd round (2nd men's VIII, dewire for remoundos at 3)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (2nd division): Raced 3 rounds: Beat Pembroke II in the plate final (2nd men's VIII at 3)
May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped LMBC II, Clare and Sidney Sussex; 17th in division 1 (2nd men's VIII at 3)
Henley Royal Regatta (Temple Cup): Fastest losers in the qualifying (2nd men's VIII, dewire for remoundos, glass for goodson at 3)

1999 - 2000

Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior1 IV+): 7:31   Won S1 IV+, 14th overall, 5th of 44 IV+s (Bedford Autumn Fours Head A at str)
Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior2 IV+): 7:36   14th overall, 11th of 44 IV+s (Bedford Autumn Fours Head B at str)
Cambridge Autumn Head (Senior2 IV+): 10:44   14th overall, 6th IV+ (1st men's IV, pickard for micklethwaite at 3)
Cambridge Autumn Head (Upper College IV+): 11:16   33rd overall, 22nd IV+ (1st men's IV, somers for micklethwaite at 3)
University IVs (1st division): Beat LMBC II (9.7s) in the 1st round and Lost to Christ's (1.7s) in the semi finals (1st men's IV at 3)
Cambridge Winter Head (Senior VIIIs): 9:01   4th overall, fastest Cambridge College VIII (1st men's VIII at 7)
Head of the River IVs: 278th (1st men's IV at 3)
Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): Event postponed (1st men's VIII at 7)
Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): 14:57   3rd of 35 men's VIIIs (1st men's VIII, micklethwaite for carver, blackburn for glass at 7)
Cardinal's Regatta (Fancy Dress): Didn't win (Ben Hur VIII at 3)
May Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped Clare III, bumped by Pembroke III, Homerton and Homerton; 3rd in division 4 (4th men's VIII at str)
Henley Royal Regatta (Temple Cup): Lost out by 1 second in the qualifying (1st men's VIII, blackburn for glass, were for case at 3)

2000 - 2001

Cambridge Small Boats Head: 11:47   5th of 11 men's coxless pairs (Coxless Pair D, Blackburn/Rose at bow)
Cambridge Autumn Head: 11:03   4th of 5 coxless IVs, 3rd of 4 college entries (Light IV at 3)
Head of the River IVs: Event cancelled (Light IV at 3)
University IVs (Light IVs): Event cancelled (Light IV at 3)
Cambridge Head-2-Head: 18:31   3rd overall (1st men's VIII, no smk/mcp at 3)
Robinson Head: 8:19   Overall winners, beating Caius (6s), LMBC (16s) and Pembroke (18s) (1st men's VIII at 7)
Pembroke Regatta (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Emmanuel in the final (1st men's VIII at 7)
Lent Bumps: Down 1 - Bumped by Emmanuel; 2nd in division 1 (1st men's VIII at 7)
Nottingham City Regatta (Senior4 VIIIs): 3rd to Bedford School and Bournemouth University in the final (Notts City VIII at 3)
Nottingham City Regatta (Senior3 VIII): Winners, beating Reading RC and Newcastle Uni in the final (Notts City VIII at 3)
City of Oxford Rowing Club Bumps Races: Up 4 - Bumped City of Oxford I, Black Prince I, Merton Gannets I and City of Oxford; 3rd in division 1 (BPBC 2nd men's IV at 2)

2001 - 2002

Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 14:43   22nd overall, beating all college 2nd VIIIs (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 5)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost to First and Third by 69 runs (BPBC 1st XI)

2002 - 2003

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:56   1st (apparently), no hang on; 2nd (maybe) (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 5)
Head of the River Race (Senior2 VIIIs): 20:29   338th (BPBC 1st men's VIII, Rowing in Vesta's 4th VIII, "Girobank" at 7)
City of Oxford Rowing Club Bumps Races: Up 2 - Bumped Jesus I and City of Oxford III; 2nd in division 2 (BPBC 1st men's IV at 3)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost to First and Third (again) (BPBC 1st XI)
Kingston Amateur Regatta (Senior3 IV+): lost to Granta (3/4 l); beat Thames (lots) in the semi finals (Miscellaneous men's IVs at bow)
Kingston Amateur Regatta (Senior2 IV+): beat Staines (1 1/2 l) in the final (Miscellaneous men's IVs at bow)
Bedford Quarts Regatta (Senior4 IV+): lost to Magdalene (1/3 l) in the quarter finals (FaT/BPBC composite at bow)
Bedford Quarts Regatta (S3 2-): beat Milton Keynes (1/2 l) in the quarter finals and lost to Wolfson/Darwin (NRO) in the semi finals (FaT/BPBC composite at bow)

2003 - 2004

Head of the Charles (Club Fours): 17:36.96   3rd out of 41 (BPBC Head of the Charles Crew at bow)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:03   4th overall, Winners of Invitation VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 11:44   Overall Winners (BPBC 1st men's IV at bow)
Head of the River Race (Senior3 VIIIs): Cancelled (starting 362nd) (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 5)
Bedford Regatta (Senior3 VIII): Beat Univ (ox) 1 3/4 lengths in the 1st round and Lost to Oriel (Ox) 3/4 Length in the 2nd round (1st men's VIII at 3)
Bedford Regatta (Senior2 VIII): Lost to St Edwards School (1 length) in the qualifying (1st men's VIII at 3)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost by 4 wickets (BPBC 1st XI)

2004 - 2005

Head of the Charles (Championship Fours): 13:12.7   20th of 25 crews (BPBC 1st men's IV at bow)
Head of the River IVs (Senior3 IV+): 21:22.69   211th overall, 55th of 158 IV+, 7th of 47 in S3C (BPBC 1st men's IV at 2)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:04   1st (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Invitation IV's): 11:18   2nd Invitational IV, 2nd overall (BPBC 1st men's IV at 2)
Head of the River Race (Senior2 VIIIs): 20:30.18   223rd (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 5)
FaT vs. BPBC Golf Challenge: Lost, 4 to 5 (BPBC golf team, Blackburn)
Barnes and Mortlake Regatta (Novice 1x): Lost (1 length) in the quarter finals (SB in his single scull)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost by 18 runs (BPBC 1st XI)

2005 - 2006

Head of the Charles (Championship VIIIs): 16:47.4   39th of 40 Champ VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 7)

2007 - 2008

FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost by 4 wickets (BPBC 1st XI)

Number of events: 71
Total number of races: 106

Bumps record

Number of races: 23
Rowed-over Head once (Lent Bumps 2001)
Rowed over 8 times
Bumped up 7 times
   Greatest rise in single bump: 3 (May Bumps 2000)
   Greatest rise over all four days: 3 (May Bumps 1999)
Got bumped down 7 times
   Greatest fall in single bump: 1 (Lent Bumps 1998, Lent Bumps 1999, May Bumps 2000, Lent Bumps 2001)
   Greatest fall over all four days: 1 (Lent Bumps 1999, Lent Bumps 2001)
Highest finish position: 2 (1st men's VIII at 7; Lent Bumps 2001)
Lowest finish position: 65 (Gents VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 1998)
Bumps aggregate: Up 3
Average position change per row: 0.130

Recorded bumps:
Bumped by LMBC V (Gents VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 1998, Wednesday)
Bumped LMBC V (Gents VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 1998, Thursday)
Bumped LMBC III (3rd men's VIII at 4; May Bumps 1998, Friday)
Bumped by Robinson II (3rd men's VIII at str; Lent Bumps 1999, Wednesday)
Bumped by Girton II (3rd men's VIII at str; Lent Bumps 1999, Friday)
Bumped Girton II (3rd men's VIII at str; Lent Bumps 1999, Saturday)
Bumped LMBC II (2nd men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 1999, Wednesday)
Bumped Clare (2nd men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 1999, Thursday)
Bumped Sidney Sussex as sandwich boat (2nd men's VIII at 3; May Bumps 1999, Thursday)
Bumped by Pembroke III (4th men's VIII at str; May Bumps 2000, Wednesday)
Bumped by Homerton (4th men's VIII at str; May Bumps 2000, Thursday)
Overbumped Clare III (4th men's VIII at str; May Bumps 2000, Friday)
Bumped by Homerton (4th men's VIII at str; May Bumps 2000, Saturday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at 7; Lent Bumps 2001, Wednesday)
Bumped by Emmanuel (1st men's VIII at 7; Lent Bumps 2001, Thursday)


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