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Cambridge Head-2-Head, Lent Term 2005

A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m
Sat 22nd 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

11th overall, 8th of 15 Cambridge colleges
Time: 19:11.5
I thought this was quite enjoyable. Its got a long way to go before its fast and cohesion was certainly lacking, but had good spirit. I guess we were 7th or 8th or something overall with couple of crews laying down around 18:20 times. (Dan)
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2nd men's VIII, 2nd division

1. on the recovery
2. all eight still rowing
3. not too shabby

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Women's VIII 'B', Women's Lents 3

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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Women's VIII 'A', Women's Lents 1

61st overall, 10th of 14 Cambridge colleges
Time: 24:03.7
The crews for this event were supposed to be matched mixes between (2-3) seniors and novices. Some changes between the crews, due to division preferences, meant that FaT B was a stronger crew than FaT A, which, thankfully does not mean that FaT B are not going to get those deserved L3 Pennants...!

Having coxed a fairly high-rating FaT B, I was pleased we settled into a nicer, but a little less agressive rythm with FaT A. It seemed that our 6 ex-novices were a bit tentative on the first leg (understandable, it IS a long race)- it felt a bit heavy all the way to the motorway bridge. Racing back down was a lot more enjoyable, with an incredible lift at the railway bridge which was sustained all the way to Top Finish.

All in all, a very pleasing start to the term. Well done especially to all the ex-novices, thanks to Iain for a training plan that incorporates a Head piece in every outing and to Andy for coxing.

xx Pia (Pia)

1. Bow side getting in
2. Ready to push out
3. Stroke side in...

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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's college VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Category 1st leg 2nd leg Overall</b> 1 Jesus I L1 09:03.8 09:16.2 18:20.0 2 Downing L1 09:00.1 09:20.8 18:20.9 3 Caius I L1 09:09.1 09:17.2 18:26.3 4 New College Oxford BC A S3 09:08.2 09:29.7 18:37.9 5 Pembroke I L1 09:14.9 09:31.1 18:46.0 6 Queens I L1 09:22.9 09:27.1 18:50.0 7 New College Oxford BC B S4 09:21.4 09:31.7 18:53.1 8 Kings I L2 09:28.1 09:33.1 19:01.2 9 Emmanuel I L1 09:24.1 09:39.6 19:03.7 <b>11 1st &amp; 3rd Trinity I L1 09:28.6 09:42.9 19:11.5</b> 12 Churchill I L1 09:27.0 09:46.4 19:13.4 13 LMBC I L1 09:42.3 09:41.2 19:23.5 14 Selwyn L1 09:33.8 09:59.4 19:33.2 16 Darwin L2 10:02.1 09:52.3 19:54.4 18 Fitzwilliam L2 09:47.6 10:13.8 20:01.4 19 LMBC II L2 10:03.9 10:09.9 20:13.8 22 Caius II L1 10:18.5 10:34.0 20:52.5 23 Homerton L3 10:19.6 10:34.1 20:53.7 24 Churchill II L2 10:20.6 10:43.6 21:04.2 25 Jesus II L2 10:32.9 10:44.2 21:17.1 27 Girton I L1 10:45.0 11:04.1 21:49.1 34 LMBC III L3 11:04.2 11:04.1 22:08.3 <b>36 1st &amp; 3rd Trinity II L2 10:58.5 11:20.0 22:18.5</b> 46 Emmanuel II L2 11:09.7 11:57.4 23:07.1</pre></p><h4>Women's college VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Category 1st leg 2nd leg Overall</b> 29 Newnham I L1 10:44.0 11:14.5 21:58.5 32 Pembroke I L1 10:48.4 11:12.6 22:01.0 33 Trinity Hall L1 09:56.4 12:10.1 22:06.5 35 LMBC I L1 10:58.1 11:15.2 22:13.3 38 Emmanuel I L1 10:59.9 11:22.5 22:22.4 39 Churchill I L1 10:56.8 11:26.6 22:23.4 41 Downing L1 11:06.5 11:28.6 22:35.1 43 Caius I L1 11:02.8 11:41.4 22:44.2 55 LMBC II L2 11:24.6 12:08.1 23:32.7 <b>56 1st &amp; 3rd Trinity II L3 11:33.8 12:09.1 23:42.9</b> 57 Girton I L1 11:29.6 12:15.0 23:44.6 <b>61 1st &amp; 3rd Trinity I L1 11:48.7 12:15.0 24:03.7</b> 63 Kings L2 12:04.8 12:02.0 24:06.8 64 Sidney Sussex I L2 11:52.3 12:33.6 24:25.9 65 Churchill L3 12:30.5 12:37.2 25:07.7 68 Girton II L3 12:43.2 13:37.3 26:20.5 71 Homerton L2 12:55.6 13:46.0 26:41.6</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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