The Club's Results

Lent Term 1999

2nd men's VIII

Cambridge Head-2-Head (2nd division)

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Head of the Nene (Novice VIIIs)

36th overall, 2nd of 9 entries in category
Time: 17:40
They didn't have a bad row, but were sorely lacking power, especially in the middle section. (Rich)
"That's 1k [down, 4k to go, we'll settle in this rhythm for 3k and then] take it up for the last kilometer!" ... Would have been useful information but for the fact that none of bow four heard the part in brackets, with the predictable result: we all blew about halfway through.

We knew it was meant to be a longer race, we just thought we were doing very well! (Dubya)
"thought we were doing very well"


Until we were overtaken by Caius II.

Who turned out to be Crabtree. (Rose the Twat)
One of the most talked about Head of the Nene crews! This was the 5k race which included:
1. At 1k the bow four head Alice say '1k to go' admittedly after she had say '1k gone, push though 3k and then..' although we didn't hear that!
2. When Crabtree came up to us most of the crew believed that it was Cauis (II) and so we held them for a minute or two! After that effort we died!
3. In the last k noone had anything left to give! One of the worst 5k races I have done! (Simon)
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Pembroke Regatta (2nd division)

Final
Lost to Caius II
They did well, having increasingly good rows throughout the day but unfortunately losing to a good Caius II crew in the final. (Rich)
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Lent Bumps

Tuesday
Bumped by St. Catharine's
A big day, with the crew capable of going either way, and probably continuing in the same direction for the rest of the week. Sadly, they didn't have a great row, and were well within 1/2 length of Peterhouse when Catz got them, all the way up at the P&E. Gutting. (Rich)
Thursday
Bumped by King's
Their heads were down and Kings really went for them, catching them around Grassy. Disappointing. (Rich)
Friday
Bumped by Caius II
The 2nd men went down to a severely quick Caius II crew, caught around 1st Post. This was pretty much inevitable after the last few days. (Rich)
Saturday
Rowed over
They did well to hold off Downing II, despite them being within a gnat's chuff all the way from Plough Reach. Glad that they found it within themselves to stop the downward spiral and avoid the humiliation of spoons. (Rich)

1. On First Post corner
2. From the motorway br...
3. Into First Post corner
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