The Club's Results

Cambridge Head-2-Head, Lent Term 2004

A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m
Sat 24th January

The official results published by the organisers, Cambridge City Rowing Club, can be found here. At the bottom of this page there is a summary of the results of college crews and a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.


1st men's VIII, 1st division

4th of 14 Lent Div 1 VIIIs
Time: 19:12
A fairly average paddle for the first leg; we trundled over rating about 30 with a lot more in the tank.
The second leg saw my seat develop problems through the corners, and completely fall apart at Peter's Posts, leaving the crew to finish the race with only seven rowing. (The man with the broken seat)
The race down was rather shabby and never really hit top gear. The race back up was significantly better for 1/2 of it, weakening a bit in the Reach and then suffering from a last minute with only 7 rowing. The rest of the 1st VIIIs appear within fairly easy reach, except Downing for whom we are going to have to take things to a whole new level. Which we will I hope. (Dan)
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2nd men's VIII, 2nd division

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1st women's VIII, 2nd division

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2nd women's VIII, 2nd division

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John Earl in his single scull, Novice 1x

2nd of 6 Novice 1x
Time: 24:23
Significantly over-geared because I couldn't find a screw driver to adjust the blades. Second half better than the first, as I managed some pushes out of corners which I hadn't had confidence for in the first run. (Dubya)
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Chris Ingram in his single scull, Novice 1x

3rd of 6 Novice 1x
Time: 25:02
Race downstream went well. I hit a nice rhythm at a not too aerobic rating owing to the quad-geared blades. I had a small altercation overtaking one guy down the reach but otherwise it went to plan and I got another bloke at Ditton to finish in 10:57 - ahead of my highest expectations and faster than several of the women's VIIIs and all but 2 of the singles!

The second leg began even better and I closed again on the guy in front despite having left a large gap. I caught him at Grassy and tucked into the inside to get past. Alas, I got a bit too keen with a tight line and was unable to hear my bank-steerer's increasingly worried warnings as I plouged into a barge at full pressure. The blade quickly crabbed and when the strokeside rigger too began to disappear under said barge whilst water came over the side, I resigned myself to a quick dip. However, I was somehow able to summon up a little more strength and levered myself back up with the blade under the barge.

It took 20 - 30 seconds to extricate myself from this [sculls don't do sideways very well] and I attempted to restart. Alas, I am not as tough as I used to be and my spirit was rather depleted. A series of getting stuck in on strokeside did nothing to help and a couple of full overheads appeared on the reach as I made hard work of re-catching the bloke I was annihilating before. I realise now that the whole levering thing had knocked the pitch off which was a little unfortunate.

As a result my second leg of 14:05 was one of the slowest recorded by anyone all day and faintly embarassing but at least I got one out of three in the intra-FaT challenge! (Ingers)
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's College VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Club Category 1st Leg 2nd Leg Overall</b> Downing ML1 00:08:25 00:09:49 00:18:14 Trinity Hall ML1 00:08:49 00:10:14 00:19:03 Caius ML1 00:08:53 00:10:17 00:19:10 <b>First and Third ML1 00:08:52 00:10:20 00:19:12</b> Pembroke ML1 00:09:01 00:10:23 00:19:24 Kings ML2 00:08:58 00:10:28 00:19:26 Selwyn ML1 00:09:06 00:10:20 00:19:26 Churchill ML1 00:09:16 00:10:14 00:19:30 LMBC ML1 00:09:10 00:10:23 00:19:33 Christs ML1 00:09:06 00:10:32 00:19:38 Emmanuel ML1 00:09:00 00:10:39 00:19:39 Jesus ML1 00:09:10 00:10:45 00:19:55 Fitzwilliam ML1 00:09:14 00:10:48 00:20:02 Clare ML1 00:09:16 00:10:56 00:20:12 Emmanuel ML1 00:09:29 00:10:49 00:20:18 Downing ML2 00:09:18 00:11:03 00:20:21 <b>First and Third ML2 00:09:33 00:11:00 00:20:33</b> Jesus ML2 00:09:30 00:11:20 00:20:50 Peterhouse ML2 00:09:31 00:11:22 00:20:53 Peterhouse ML3 00:09:34 00:11:29 00:21:03 Corpus Christi ML2 00:09:49 00:11:45 00:21:34 Girton ML2 00:09:58 00:11:53 00:21:51 LMBC ML2 00:09:49 00:12:30 00:22:19 Emmanuel ML2 00:10:26 00:12:20 00:22:46 Christs ML2 00:10:42 00:12:47 00:23:29</pre></p><h4>Women's College VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Club Category 1st Leg 2nd Leg Overall</b> Downing WL1 00:09:45 00:11:30 00:21:15 Jesus WL1 00:09:58 00:11:48 00:21:46 Emmanuel WL1 00:10:15 00:11:59 00:22:14 LMBC WL1 00:10:10 00:12:07 00:22:17 Caius WL1 00:10:09 00:12:09 00:22:18 <b>First and Third WL1 00:10:17 00:12:09 00:22:26</b> Girton WL1 00:10:20 00:12:06 00:22:26 Selwyn WL1 00:10:24 00:12:20 00:22:44 New Hall WL1 00:10:21 00:12:26 00:22:47 Emmanuel WL2 00:10:29 00:12:22 00:22:51 Churchill WL1 00:10:27 00:12:33 00:23:00 Pembroke WL1 00:10:29 00:12:34 00:23:03 Trinity Hall WL1 00:10:30 00:12:37 00:23:07 Magdalene WL2 00:10:45 00:12:37 00:23:22 Jesus WL2 00:10:41 00:12:45 00:23:26 Wolfson WL2 00:10:49 00:12:58 00:23:47 Sidney Sussex WL1 00:10:47 00:13:02 00:23:49 Darwin WL2 00:11:09 00:12:57 00:24:06 <b>First and Third WL3 00:11:02 00:13:04 00:24:06</b> LMBC WL2 00:11:21 00:13:17 00:24:38 Girton WL3 00:11:14 00:13:44 00:24:58 New Hall WL2 00:11:42 00:14:01 00:25:43 Emmanuel WL2 00:00:00 00:00:00 DNS</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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