The Club's Results

Cambridge Head-2-Head, Lent Term 2005

Women's VIII 'B' (Women's Lents 3)

Coxed by: Pia Schaefer

Winners of Women's Lents 3, 56th overall, 2nd of 3 Cam college 2nd VIIIs
Time: 23:42.9
Not a bad result considering this was the first race of term, and we were racing in scratch crews.

The first leg was ok, a bit spacky and not wonderfully together, but we made it well enough around the corners and with some encouragement from Pia eventually cruised through the finish at a reasonable pace. In the second leg, we were hoping to overtake City, who we'd caught up on a lot during our first piece. However, we hadn't accounted for Homerton being quite so slow, and City fairly quickly overtook them. Rounding Ditton, a quick men's IV behind us threatened to overtake, but we managed to hold them off with some good powerful rowing until just before the railway bridge. Our increase in speed brought us within a length of Homerton, and with some rather spackier but nevertheless determined pushes we finally got past them at about Morley's Holt (I'm never really quite sure where that is). With the end in sight, Pia spurred us on one last time, and we upped the rate to come home in style (ish). A convincing Lents 3 victory was ours.

Thanks to Pia for not crashing, to Charlie for his first rate coaching and support on the bank, to Iain, and especially well done to those in the crew who won pennants in their senior racing debut - ra ra First and Third B! (Amelia)
I was very pleased with this result. It goes to show that our 2nd, 3rd and potential 4th VIIIs should have no trouble Getting On, and should cause havoc in L3 in bumps. Very well done to all, sorry to everyone who couldn't race due to the unexpected hugeness of our squad... Look forward to the Newnham Head/ Head of the Nene!

p.s. I rather like senior coxing... especially if it involves penants! (Pia)

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