The Club's Results
Cambridge Head-2-Head, May Term 2004
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m
Sun 9th May
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1. Zoom-in on crew arou...
2. Turning onto Plough ...
3. Bow side corner...
The river was in quite high flood ensuring a strong stream. After hours backing it down to maintain place marshalling we set off at a fairly rushed pace. I was having a bit of a mare steering in the downstream conditions and we did a scenic tour of both banks prior to the Reach. It was also quite bumpy here which seemd to badly affect our less than perfect stability! The rate stayed a little high and we were perhaps not quite getting enough out of our legs but a reasonable push out of Ditton picked it up. First Post Reach was OK and we finished strongly.
In the break we realised we needed to work with the legs a little more in the second leg and set off at a slightly less frantic but probably faster speed upstream. I had a slightly better time of it with the steering and a nice push in the choopy water by the P&E saw us pip past a birds pair on the finish. We felt the 2nd leg had been better and this was confirmed in the results as our time gap was smaller than all similarly paced crews.
Alas, we didn't quite achieve our No. 1 objective being slower than the FaT women by 11s and 3s on the 2 legs but I feel it was a solid result and we beat 4 men's viiis and 8 women's viiis.
1. The long reach
2. Chris leading the way
3. Nearing the bridge
Second leg was absolutely solid, the girls gave it everything. Good result I feel, no other boats in our division raced, but we were a mere 6 seconds behind Homerton I and 5 behind Wolfson I, despite the incident.
1. View down the reach
2. View along the crew
3. Rowing away from the...
<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Women's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Boat Club Boat Category 1st Leg 2nd Leg Total</b> Jesus W8+ Lents 1 9:07 11:05 20:12 CCRC W8+ W S2 9:22 11:37 20:59 Emmanuel W8+ Lents 1 9:28 11:43 21:11 Trinity Hall W8+ Lents 1 9:41 12:12 21:53 <b>First and Third W8+ Lents 1 9:39 12:14 21:53</b> Kings W8+ Lents 2 9:41 12:15 21:56 New Hall W8+ Lents 1 9:49 12:24 22:13 Jesus II W8+ Lents 2 9:54 12:22 22:16 Emmanuel II W8+ Lents 2 9:58 12:41 22:39 Fitzwilliam II W8+ Lents Lower 10:15 13:07 23:22 Homerton W8+ Lents 2 10:33 13:16 23:49 Wolfson W8+ Lents 2 10:30 13:20 23:50 <b>First and Third II W8+ Lents Lower 10:36 13:19 23:55</b> Queens II W8+ Lents 2 11:04 14:35 25:39</pre></p><h4>Men's pairs and doubles</h4><p><pre><b>Boat Club Boat Category 1st Leg 2nd Leg Total</b> Cantabs M2- M E 9:29 11:37 21:06 <b>First and Third M2X M Nv 9:50 12:17 22:07</b> CCRC M2- CRA S4 10:06 12:44 22:50 Broxbourne M2- M VetB 10:55 13:39 24:34</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>