The Club's Results
2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls, Lent Term 2003
A timed single sculling race over a course from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts, run by First and Third.
Tue 11th March
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5th of 22 men's shells
Not a bad scull considering how little I've been doing recently. First Post was taken a bit wide, but managed to keep in the nice rhythm I'd found from about head station. The first 3/4 of Grassy was brilliant, however I decided that I had completed the corner too early (I had noted on the way down to the start that I would be straight when parallel to the green barge, but forgot the colour and went straight on the red one), which then caused a very sharp bowside corner to avoid the bank on the outside. I think the wind was better on that side of Plough Reach, so probably not too bad. It did mean that I had a very tight line into Ditton, and with the shallows on the inside and my digging problem I hit the bottom on three consecutive strokes. When I hit the wind a few strokes later my rhythm was all but destroyed. Fore-arms burning (oops) I made my way up the reach, crossing early to the meadow side for the wind shadow (which wasn't in it's normal position). I crossed too early at Morley's Holt and clipped the bank, but picked up for a Henry-style high-rate-no-length finish.
10th of 22 men's shells
Wide corners at first post, grassy, ditton; bank incidents at gut, peter's posts; crab in first post reach. A quality piece of work indeed.
3rd of 3 men's clinkers
An interesting race in what was at least my seventh ever outing in a scull (and the first in this particular bathtub). My main problem, not helped by the lack of a fin on the boat, was that I couldn't stop the boat going round to bowside, so my trajectory throughout the race was approximately cycloidal. I hit the bank for the first time between the starting marshal and the start line, and regularly thereafter, most notably in First Post Reach, on Grassy and at Morley's Holt, at each of which I was stationary for probably twenty seconds. Never mind, at least I can blame it on the boat.
And at least you didn't lose to Ms Palmer. Yet.
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<b>1. Ed Richardson Downing 11:42</b>
2. Ashley Edwards CCAT 12:11
3. Paul Brady St. Catharine's 12:20
4. Campbell Myers Caius 12:38
<b>5. Jon Davies First and Third 12:39</b>
6. Luke Busbridge Jesus 12:41
7. Nicholas Thornton Girton 12:48
8. Dan Haworth Emmanuel 12:54
9. Mark Corbett Downing 13:01
<b>10. John Earl First and Third 13:09</b>
11. Giles Hitchcock Jesus 13:27
12. Tom Robins Trinity Hall 13:36
13. Dmitri Petrov Peterhouse 13:38
14. Aidan Roberson Pembroke 13:51
<b>15. Andrew Lea-Cox First and Third 14:10</b>
16. Matt Jones Jesus 14:16
=17 Pete Allen Jesus 14:20
=17 Ben Whitehead Downing 14:20
19. David Sawtell Peterhouse 14:29
20. David Ranc Trinity Hall 15:18
<b>21. Graham Sills First and Third 16:02</b>
22. Fraser Norton Jesus 16:20
<b>1. Melissa Barrett Jesus 13:44</b>
2. Angela Laycock Emmanuel 13:47
3. Rachel Robinson Jesus 14:26
<b>4. Rebecca Palmer First and Third 18:05</b>
5. Katie Russell Pembroke 21:15
<b>1. Dan Haworth Emmanuel 13:28</b>
2. Ed Breffit Pembroke 16:35
<b>3. Neil Talbott First and Third 16:40</b>
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