The Club's Results

Foster Fairbairn Pairs, May Term 2003

Talbott / Earl (Men's 2-)

Coxless pairs
in Hambleden
bow John Earl str Neil Talbott
Quarter finals
Lost to Caius by 3-4 sec
Time: 8:24
Racing against the middle pair from Caius' Lent VIII was always going to be a tough task, especially without any practice, and so it proved. For once there were no pre-race equipment problems so we had a brief rowing revision lesson before our 11am start at Little Bridge.

We were on top station with Caius going off 100m downstream of us. The start was reasonable and there was some semblance of a wind. Through the corners our steering was superior but we were perhaps a couple of seconds down at Ditton. Once we were straight Caius's extra power began to tell and they closed on us for the first half of the Reach. We lifted for home and took a little distance back but not enough, to lose by a narrow margin of about three or four seconds. Never mind, at least we obeyed the 'no outings' rule. (Flying)

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