The Club's Results

Lent Bumps 2018

The famous Cambridge University Bumps on the River Cam
Tue 27th February - Sat 3rd March

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Results Overview

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1st women's VIIITechnical row overTechnical row overOverbumped by EmmanuelBumped Christ's
1st men's VIIITechnical row overTechnical row overBumped by RobinsonBumped by Clare
2nd men's VIIIBumped HomertonTechnical row overRowed overBumped by Selwyn
2nd women's VIIIBumped by Jesus IIIBumped Jesus IIITechnical row overRowed over
3rd men's VIIIBumped St. Catharine's IITechnical row overTechnical row overBumped by St. Catharine's II

Guide to the table

Double Overbumped
Overbumped - hit the crew 3 in front
Bumped the crew in front
Row over head of division
Row over - did not bump
Got Bumped
Got Overbumped
Got Double overbumped
Got Triple overbumped. D'oh.


1st women's VIII

Wednesday
Technical row over
The M1, W1 and M3 divisions were cancelled today due to snow and ice on the towpath. (Chris E.)
Thursday
Technical row over
All racing was cancelled today due to snow and ice on the towpath. (Chris E.)
Friday
Overbumped by Emmanuel

This wasn't the start we wanted.

We never thought this would happen.

We knew Emma were quick;

We had that proved to us today.


Emma were more experienced than us.

Emma were quicker than us.

And that showed.


We were unlucky,

But there is much to be learned from today.

We've kept our heads high;

Let's break Christs tomorrow


And improve our Bumps records.

(K. Ergene)
Saturday
Bumped Christ's

Maggie, behind us,

Had said they were confident.

We bumped on First Post.


This start was our best.

Rate high, and the girls moved boat.

Wow. My first whistle.


Christs moved on Medwards

But we moved faster than them.

We bumped on First Post.


Maggie were three lengths

Away when we hit Christs bow.

They thought they were fast?

(K. Ergene)
With only one goal and nothing to lose we set off strong giving everything we had from the cannon. After every push we continued to gain on Christ's the sound of the whistle music to our ears. Stroke after stroke we committed to the lifts gritting our teeth through the pain. Our reward came with a jerk in the boat as we finished our race within 500m. It may not have been the bumps campaign we were hoping for, but I'm glad to say it definitely finished on a high. (B.C. Ladd)
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1st men's VIII

Wednesday
Technical row over
The M1, W1 and M3 divisions were cancelled today due to snow and ice on the towpath. (Chris E.)
Thursday
Technical row over
All racing was cancelled today due to snow and ice on the towpath. (Chris E.)
Friday
Bumped by Robinson
There was too much hype. That's what finished us really. 

We were expecting to go up two, maybe three, and against all odds perhaps four these Lents. We'd made our mark in the sand at Pembroke Regatta by clearing out the crews that were near us in Lents. We should have done so much better.

Instead, the Beast from the East took it's toll on our crew. Not physically in terms of temperature, but rather, two days of excitement and hype being built up due to cancellation shook us. We had a solid paddle up but then it were as if all of the jitters from the last few days from not racing were released in our start.

Any inkling of a race plan went and although we splashed about we didn't rate high enough, we didn't squeeze harder enough, and we certainly didn't gun hard enough for it.

We lost this race mentally and shouldn't have. All that will be left are lessons learnt in Lent.
(Robert)
After a solid paddle down and some relaxed, committed pieces, the crew was excited for its first bumps race of the term. (especially after the ones on Tuesday and Wednesday got cancelled)

Crosswind into the bank meant that our 7 (and 5?) man missed their first few strokes, but we wound to 41 through the messiness into a decent start - but I feel that this start already lacked the aggression that we had perfected throughout term. We still held Robinson at about a length throughout first post reach, but the boat speed notably dropped in the gut when Christ's bumped out, as the crew realized that we had a long row ahead of us. I feel that we were so intent on getting Christs' before they get Peterhouse that we were simply not prepared mentally for this scenario.

What happened afterwards was inevitable - a crew preparing for a long row in bumps often does not do well. Robinson were a quarter of a length off around Grassy, which is when we finally started to react, but it was already too late - they bumped us coming around Ditton.

We are a fast crew that have improved huge amounts this term, and it is quite frustrating we won't be able to reflect this in our final results. But now we need to accept that we were simply not good enough today, and spring right back tomorrow (if it happens), and in Mays and beyond.
(D. Lee)
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2nd men's VIII

Thursday
Technical row over
All racing was cancelled today due to snow and ice on the towpath. (Chris E.)
Saturday
Bumped by Selwyn

I was surprised when I was told

That this Lent Bumps was rather cold;

I suppose I might have seen some ice

Had gathered somewhere, once or twice.

But mostly I recall a burning--

A terribly dire sort of yearning--

And were there one thing I'll remember,

It will be this emblazoned ember:

The smouldering fire of a denied desire,

Our work to inspire as we drive higher.

(A.J.O. Lewis)
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2nd women's VIII

Friday
Technical row over
Owing to high wind and low temperatures, the W3 and M3 divisions were cancelled today. (Jon)
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3rd men's VIII

Tuesday
Bumped St. Catharine's II
On Monday
I told the crew
'Catz' start is shit'

They said
'Are you sure'
and
'Why are you late again?'

We bumped them
in less
than thirty
strokes
(R.J.T. McLaurin)
*fewer (Jedge)
Start the race, blade feathered (oops). Is that a whistle already? Yes. Yes it is. Oh, we've bumped them. That wasn't so bad.


(T.G.S. Pink)
Wednesday
Technical row over
The M1, W1 and M3 divisions were cancelled today due to snow and ice on the towpath. (Chris E.)
Friday
Technical row over
Owing to high wind and low temperatures, the W3 and M3 divisions were cancelled today.
(Jon)
Saturday
Bumped by St. Catharine's II
I always assumed that the first time I was bumped would be an epic, exciting race, probably lasting to the railway bridge. This was none of those. However, I couldn't have asked for a better crew to be bumped with. Some great commitment saw us move on Robinson, but ultimately we had to settle for a level week and the retention of the M3 headship.  (R.J.T. McLaurin)
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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information, note that the results are unofficial.

Men's bumps charts

Men's bumps chart, Lent Bumps 2018

Women's bumps charts

Women's bumps chart, Lent Bumps 2018

Michell Cup points

Hughes Hall36.00
Trinity Hall19.20
Sidney Sussex18.00
Robinson16.00
Wolfson16.00
Emmanuel14.40
Caius13.00
St. Catharine's9.60
Darwin8.00
LMBC8.00
St. Edmund's8.00
Jesus3.00
King's3.00
Fitzwilliam0.00
Magdalene-4.00
Pembroke-4.00
Churchill-8.00
Clare-8.00
Christ's-9.00
1st and 3rd-9.60
Downing-9.60
Homerton-12.00
Newnham-12.00
Murray Edwards-20.00
Queens'-20.57
Peterhouse-24.00

Ineligible after entering fewer than 3 crews:

Corpus18.00
Lucy Cavendish6.00
Clare Hall0.00
Selwyn-6.00
Girton-24.00

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