The Club's Results

University IVs 1999

A knockout competition for Cambridge College IVs over 2800m (light IVs), 2000m (men's coxed IVs) or 1300m (women's coxed IVs)
Tue 2nd - Fri 5th November

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Light IV, Light IVs

Semi finals
Lost to Caius (3.2s)
Time: 10:34.2
Caius I had beaten Jesus 'easily' on Wednesday and after studying the stats hard I concluded that if our boys were going to win it wasn't going to be by very much. I got Pickard out on the bank and briefed him. Sure enough, it was a battle royal. John Dent had described the crew as needing to be a high rating 'terrier', and Tom Rose took this on board and drove them f***ing hard. John E's awesome steering also did them well - at Ditton they were up by 1 second. The Caius boys were clearly a larger crew, unfortunately, and in the stiff wind on the reach pulled out a lead of 3.2 s. This completed the disappointment of the day (3 narrow losses in 3 semi finals), but it was a comfort to hear that they had had a good row - they all looked utterly exhausted. (Martin)
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1st men's IV, 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 ...
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1st women's IV, 1st division

1. Racing on the Reach

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2nd women's IV, 2nd division

1. Racing on the Reach
2. Women's 2nd IV racing

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3rd men's IV, 2nd division

1st round
Lost to Emmanuel III (1.7s)
Time: 8:01.7
The start was confused because CUCBC are utterly useless and didn't have any amplification or choose to shout so the crew didn't properly hear it. After that our crew looked v. good - on the basis of technique they should have won by several minutes. The Emma crew (also their 3rd IV) must have been pretty strong and clearly pulled hard; the crews were level at the start of the reach - at which point the crew failed to attack the finish as needed and lost by 1.7 seconds.

We were unlucky with the draw - there being only 3 crews that clocked faster times out of 16 boats. (Martin)
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>First day times</h4><p><b>First division</b><pre>Emma I bt Caius II 7:22.6 (easily) Catz I bt Fitz I 7:27.4 (easily) 1st &amp; 3rd I bt LMBC II 7:34.7 (9.7s) Christ's I bt Jesus I 7:37.3 (4.0s)</pre><b>Second division</b><pre>Catz II bt Christs II 7:56.5 (easily) Emma III bt 1st &amp; 3rd III 8:00.0 (1.7s) Caius III bt LMBC IV 8:01.5 (easily) T. Hall II bt Christ's II 8:02.2 (easily) Peterhs II bt T.Hall III 8:02.9 (easily) LMBC III bt Jesus III 8:03.1 (easily) Churchill II bt Pembroke II 8:08.5 (easily) Churchill III bt Caius III 8:16.6 (easily)</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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