The Club's Results

May Bumps 2000

2nd men's VIII

Coxed by: Ros Liu

Wednesday
Bumped by Clare
It was an aggressive row, but as expected Clare were simply faster than they were. (Martin)
Thursday
Rowed over
They went out on fire to challenge Downing II behind them. Downing had been looking extremely good, but had a fast Selwyn behind them; our boys attacked it impressively to row the race to Ditton. At the Plough, Downing went Down, when the boys were possibly a little outside distance. A very fine row. End of day 2, still head 2nd VIII. (Martin)
Thursday
Rowed over as sandwich boat
As heard by Simon over a CUCBC radio: "1st & 3rd are paddling over the course." We had no chance of catching Clare and conserved energy by rowing over at half-pressure. (Guy)
Friday
Bumped by Selwyn
Facing a well-drilled Selwyn, there was little to do other than go down one at the head of the second division. The 2nd VIII face Downing in the battle for highest 2nd VIII tomorrow. (Martin)
Saturday
Bumped by Downing II
It was judgement day. Downing closed to half a length for Plough reach and were held at that distance by a fine piece of rowing. However, Downing's speed held a little better into Ditton, and despite an almost imperceptible speed differential through the corner and the boys being on the verge of being straight for the reach, there was light contact and the bump was conceded.

Downing were by any standards a very good crew, and to have rowed clear on Thursday, thereby guaranteeing finishing 2nd highest 2nd VIII was a fine result - even though ultimately a disappointing one. (Martin)

1. Head 2nd VIII, under...
2. Ros encouraging arou...
3. Ros, down to the start
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