The Club's Results

Lent Term 2003

Cambridge Head-2-Head
Sat 25th January
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m
Beginning of term race practice for many college crews and the first form guide of the term. The men's 1st VIII post the fastest time of the day.

Winter League, 1st leg
Sun 26th January
A timed head race on the Cam, primarily for Town crews.
The Winter League is a series of races for town clubs; college crews seldom enter in great numbers, especially with this, the first leg, being the day following the Head to Head this year. The 2nd men's VIII rowed.

Head of the Nene
Sat 1st February
An important regional 5000m timed head race
Several of the top college crews travel to race at Peterborough, for this invariably unpleasant but key race in preparation for the bumps. The Lent VIII come 5th overall, winning S3 VIIIs.

Newnham Short Course
Sat 1st February
A timed head race from the Little Bridge to the Railings (approx 1600m)
With several 1st and some 2nd VIIIs racing at Peterborough, only a selection of college crews race.

Cuppers Karting
Thu 6th February
A 2 hour inter-college Go-Karting endurance race at the Whilton Mill karting track in Northamptonshire
Not rowing, exactly, but First and Third wins the title for Trinity for the second year running!!

Robinson Head
Fri 7th February
A timed head race over 2200 - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
The last timed head race on the Cam before Lents - and a useful form guide with many college boats competing. 6 of our crews entered. The 1st men's VIII are overall winners.

Pembroke Regatta
Sat 15th February
A side-by-side knock out regatta on the reach, over 1100m
An event for college crews run in 3 divisions. For many crews, the last race practice before the bumps, and a popular event.

2nd men's VIII (2nd division): Beat Emma II in the 1st round and Lost to Queens II : Course not rowed out in the 2nd round
2nd women's VIII (2nd division): Lost to Cantabs in the 1st round
3rd men's VIII (3rd division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Clare III (II), by 2 1/2 lengths in the semi finals
Grad VIII, Mens Grad VIII (3rd division): Lost to Clare IV (III) in the 1st round

Winter League, 2nd leg
Sun 16th February
A timed head race on the Cam, primarily for Town crews.
The Winter League is a series of races for town clubs; college crews seldom enter in great numbers.

Lent Bumps Getting-on Race
Fri 21st February
The 2000m qualifying race for the Lent Bumps
The Lent Bumps are the focus of the term for college rowing, but only those boats finishing higher than 10th from the bottom of last year's races are automatically entered. All other crews must compete for the 10 places available.

Lent Bumps
Tue 25th February - Sat 1st March
The famous Cambridge University Bumps on the River Cam
The focus of the year so far. The Lent Bumps are smaller and less prestigious than the May Bumps, but nevertheless involve 69 men's and 52 women's crews.

Cycling Cuppers
Sat 8th March
10-mile intercollegiate road cycling time trial run by CUCC, open to all members of the University.
When Bumps are over, bored Boaties turn to cross-training. For many at First & Third, Queens, Tit Hall, and Jesus, among others, that means cycling. The format is a 10-mile time trial; colleges enter teams of 2 cyclists whose times are added together for the ranking.

2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
Tue 11th March
A timed single sculling race over a course from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts, run by First and Third.
This is an historic event, but recently has been run since only 1999. It is aimed at college scullers of all standards, even featuring a comedy 'clinker sculls' class.

Cardinal's Regatta
Thu 13th March
"a regatta unlike any other..."
A fun post bumps regatta for mixed crews, with head starts for crews in fancy dress and widescale bribery of marshalls and race officials...!

Trinity I: Beat Queens' in the 1st round and Lost to Pembroke in the 2nd round
Trinity II: Raced 3 rounds: Lost by a bottle of whiskey in the quarter finals

Winter League, 3rd Leg
Sun 16th March
A timed head race on the Cam, primarily for Town crews.
The Winter League is a series of races for town clubs; college crews seldom enter in great numbers.

Head of the River Race
Sat 29th March
A huge head race down-river on the Tideway (tidal river Thames) over the University Boat Race course
The largest annual VIIIs head race in the country, attracting most rowing clubs and many University and College crews.


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