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Concept 2 Sprint Relay, May Term 2004

2nd men's VIII (Men's Other Mays)

Time: 12:07.6
Individual Times:
Matt   01:26.9
Martin 01:34.1
Bryn   01:32.2
Dan W  01:33.1
Mark   01:37.7
Dan N  01:32.3
Tom    01:26.1
Chris  01:25.1

After frantically trying to find a sub for Ill Phil, we finally managed to persuade Mark Sankey to miss going out for dinner and race an ergo competition instead. Turning up at the last possible moment (as the crew is wont to do), we found ourselves drawn against a mixture of first and second VIIIs from Mays divisions 2 and 3 (and Maggie's 3rd Lents crew).
Soon it was time for the "Go", and a rather quichey start from Matt had us in 2nd place at the first change, behind Darwin who it turned out has started with a couple of beasts. Martin and Bryn put in some solid performances to see off the challenge of the Evolutionists, but a rather large Corpus crew, erging alongside, had managed to sneak up on us without us noticing. Corpus pulled into a two-and-a-half length lead, despite the best efforts of Short Dan, Super-Sub Mark and Tall Dan. Coming into the last kilometre we unleashed our big guns; Tom caught us back a length on the "Wigglers," leaving Chris with the best part of a length and a half to make up. Coming into the last 20m, Chris was dead level with the Corpus boat and it seemed like a dead heat as they crossed the line practically together in true Boat Race style. Then the times were flashed up and it turned out we'd won by just over a second.
And we got pots too.

Rah Rah First And Third (Matt)
Wahey! Well done everyone, especially Chris for a storming last 500m. (Smiley Mark)

1. Chris checks progres...
2. Slow and steady ...
3. Ready for the start

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