The Club's Results

Mich Term 1999

1st men's IV

Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior2 IV+), Bedford Autumn Fours Head B

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Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior1 IV+), Bedford Autumn Fours Head A

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Cambridge Autumn Head (Senior2 IV+), pickard for micklethwaite

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Cambridge Autumn Head (Upper College IV+), somers for micklethwaite

33rd overall, 22nd IV+
Time: 11:16
We collided with a shit Downing boat that got in our way. (Martin)
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University IVs (1st division)

1st round
Beat LMBC II (9.7s)
Time: 7:34.7
Rowing with Dan Micklethwaite as a sub for injured Gordon Carver, we thankfully had a good row - it felt good and we pushed hard to the finish, beating LMBC (their 2nd IV) by 10s. Any less would have been embarrassing. (Martin)
Semi finals
Lost to Christ's (1.7s)
Time: 7:49.3
Racing Christs for a place in the final. There was never going to be much in it but we should have won. We didn't. My eagerness to make sure the light IV had support for their tough race meant that we had nobody on the bank when we needed it; Christ's army of supporters came into their own when we were level at the beginning of the reach. We failed to fight and lost by 1.7 seconds. The weather was pretty nasty - with a strong head wind which pulled our scratch crew apart badly and Dan - our only option for a stroke - isn't the most battle hardened man ever - but there really is no excuse when its that close.
Gutted. (Martin)

1. Pushing hard up the ...
2. Pushing hard on the ...

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Head of the River IVs

278th
"This was probably the most miserable day of my life. Appalling conditions and appalling rowing meant that we nearly sank on our way to the start and as for the race.... 278th, beating only 2 college 1st IVs - both of which presumably crashed or sank." (Martin)
My first trip to the Tideway ("look, it's the black bouy" etc), but I only remember two things:
a) Being overtaken by a women's quad, who heard me complain to Ros about it, and did an up 5 to rub it in;
b) It was not warm: my toes were blue afterwards. Blue!!! Brrrrr!

Two photos were taken of this crew within two weeks, one in the Uni 4s, one on the Tideway... On the Tideway we're several inches lower in the water because of all the water we're carrying! (Simon)

1. Misery on the Tideway!

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