The Club's Results

May Bumps 2007

2nd women's VIII

Coxed by: Damilola Dauda

Wednesday
Bumped LMBC III
Good first outing for the 2nd VIII tops. Not the best row (sorry Jenny), but job done. Bring on Catz.

(Harriet not Clair) (Clair)
Very very quick bump - but they are a 3rd VIII so just as well! (Martin P)
Thursday
Bumped St. Catharine's II
Can't work out who I felt more sorry for - Maggie III as we followed them to the start or Catz II as we followed them home. We're too fast to be in this division. Let's keep moving up. (Harriet)
I remember being in the 2nd viii (which also contained the mighty Russell and the even mightier Aiken) that was about 1/4 of a length off being over-bumped by these bad-boys on the 1st day of the Mays and consequentally were bumped by them a few days later. Glad you got them back. Rah rah!
Edit: Amelia is as mighty as Catherine when she is not injured. Both are mightier than I. (Becca)
Took a bit longer than LMBC III, but pretty quick nevertheless! (Martin P)
Friday
Bumped Darwin II
As well as (not-over)bumping, we proved that we are the fittest 2nd VIII by winning an impromptu wet T-shirt contest, judged by the creepy man who wanted a photo taken with us. All in a day's work. (Harriet)
Saturday
Bumped Trinity Hall II
WOW!!! What more can I say! We got blades AGAIN! Totally deserved. We could have triple overbumped any boat in that divsion given a free river. Good commitment, LOTS of power, nice rowing, and pretty damn good looking rowers. We are the fittest and fastest second eight on the Cam. Fact! I will miss you guy so much next year. It has been two absolutely amazing terms that I will remember forever. Keep up the good work next year. I hope to get to row with you in Black Prince. (Julijana)
Fit fit fit fit fit. Done with style. My favourite quote of the week, from Jenny yesterday: "well, we can't be too disappointed that we bumped today." Damn Darwin if they'd been a bit quicker we would have been up 6 instead of 4, but hey, I'm not complaining. We have two pretty blades to hang on our walls. Time for M2 to swallow their pride, I think. (Jo)
Time for me to actually write a useful race report. Here goes...

This term the only problem we were facing was could we bump quickly enough every day to avoid cornering. We started off over-confident, after our succesful lents, and won everything we entered in the first few weeks of term. It all seemed to fall to pieces around crew selection, with some people feeling severly disheartened due to rowing in scratch crews. This was not helped by a week of IVs during exams, and a massive thank you is due to Jenny for keeping us positive and on the right track.

Finally getting back in the VIII we suddenly realised that we could do it, that we are in fact the fittest 2nd VIII, and that the feeling of winning is worth everything else - all those long outings, missed revision sessions, sober post-exam celebrations. Rowing with you girls has been amazing, we deserve those two blades. I can't wait to start training with you next term. Lets show M2 that this year hasn't been a fluke.

I'd like to say thank you to all our subs, particularly Erica, Amelia and Clair, and of course to Jenny - we really couldn't have done it without you. Don't forget to collect your present from my room! (Harriet)

1. Dami and the flag
2. Four crews in line u...
3. A bit scrappy but mo...
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