The Club's Results
Robinson Head, Lent Term 2005
A timed head race over 2200 - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
Fri 11th February
The official results published by the organisers, Robinson College Boat 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.
They actually drew with Caius. Robinson made up the one second gap so they wouldn't have to split the prizes because they're poor.
They would have beaten Caius soundly if they had had a 6 man with muscle and energy.
For the 6 man his second race of the day was very enjoyable but extremely painful. The group shower afterwards was worth it though. Thanks guys.
The first VIII will go head. I have no doubt.
The first VIII are great.
1. Rounding first post
2. 1st VIII rounding fi...
Having tightened strokes nuts on the way down (they were coming loose) we were set for a typically majestic and commanding race. True to form we charged out of the blocks like a Grand National winner with afterburners.
We rowed like demons for 59 seconds before there was a slight wobble meaning Honey remained fully clothed. This pattern repeated all race, 59 seconds of brilliance and then one weaker stroke let us down. We need to start taking advantage of the fact we have a female cox. (The words 'fact we have a' can be removed from the last sentence).
We posted yet another speedy-gonzalez time. We left our bumps chasers in the same way a Ferrari leaves a Skoda at the lights; a Skoda that's in reverse. And we're pretty at the same time.
Finally if anyone talks about 'rating' any more the stroke will not be responsible for his actions. If we can get say 4 or 5 minutes of consistently good rowing (7 or 8 if it's a cold day requiring extra layers) then the rate will rise all of its own accord you can be assured...
BUGGER ME! Just compared our race result to bumps charts for last Lents. Just call us the giants slayers. From 11th in Div 3 we beat - 17th Div 2, 13th Div 2 and , oh yeah, 9th Div 1. Woohoo!
It felt as though we put down a lot work, and although the reach wasn't great, overall I was very happy, especially given that we beat Catz 1, Corpus 1 and only a second off Sidney 1. Shame we didn't get Binson 2 though....
1. Looking quite tidy
2. Honey spots the came...
1. Mid drive
2. Looking good at firs...
Hopefully we can combine the power and aggression from Peterborough with today's neatness over the next two weeks.
The row up was good, we looked a lot tidier than the crews around which we carried through to the race. Where the Head of the Nene had been chaos there was control but there was none of the mindless brutish resolve that kept us spacking over the 5k course at Peterborough in about the same time as Pembroke and Maggie.
I reckon we were just too drained from our first race. Pembroke Regatta should provide better stimulus for bumps charts speculations...
1. Rounding Ditton
Thanks for Dami et al for seeing this through ;) and beating Fitz!
Nice to see we were the '12th fastest 1st VIII'
1. The mighty first IV
I am sure not many 2nd/3rd VIII composites sported a 1st Men's VIII rower in their cox's seat. Thanks for coxing, Tom.
Let's hope that in Pembroke Regatta, we manage to have our proper crews with everyone racing on their specific sides...
2. Rowing into the Gut
3. Rowing into the Gut
There were some very good pushes, especially towards the end, and consistently good effort from everyone from start to finish. Looking promising for bumps.
and i must mention that maggie V, who were supposed to be chasing us, wimped out
1. Putting in some work...
2. Stern pair seem to b...
Thanks to Honey for coxing, and to the 1st IV, i think i speak for everyone when i say we were glad to be of service ;)
<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Time</b> 1 Caius 8:09 <b>2 1st and 3rd 8:10</b> 3 Jesus 8:14 4 Robinson 8:21 5 LMBC 8:24 6 Wolfson 8:28 7 Caius II 8:35 8 Selwyn 8:43 9 Magdalene 8:47 10 Kings 8:49 11 Robinson II 8:52 12 LMBC II 8:54 13 Sidney 8:54 <b>14 1st and 3rd III 8:55</b> 15 St Catherines 9:08 16 Corpus 9:18 17 LMBC III 9:18 18 Magdalene II 9:34 19 Pembroke III 9:39 <b>20 1st and 3rd IV 9:41</b> 30 Wolfson II 10:01 36 Peterhouse II 10:16 38 Robinson III 10:20 <b>55 1st and 3rd V 11:26</b></pre></p><h4>Women's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Time</b> 21 Newnham 9:42 22 Jesus 9:43 23 Caius 9:44 24 Pembroke 9:46 25 Robinson 9:53 26 LMBC 9:55 27 Emmanuel 9:56 29 Kings 10:00 31 Pembroke II 10:10 32 LMBC II 10:11 33 St Catherines 10:12 34 Fitzwilliam 10:14 <b>37 1st and 3rd 10:16</b> 39 Homerton 10:35 41 Selwyn 10:36 42 Caius II 10:36 43 Newnham III 10:37 44 Girton 10:37 45 Sidney Sussex 10:37 46 Jesus II 10:38 47 Clare II 10:47 48 New Hall II 10:53 49 St Catherines II 10:56 50 Fitzwilliam II 10:57 51 Sidney Sussex II 11:12 52 Jesus III 11:16 53 Trinity Hall II 11:21 <b>54 1st and 3rd II 11:24</b> 57 LMBC IV 11:44</pre></p><h4>Men's IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Time</b> 28 Peterhouse 9:59 <b>35 1st and 3rd 10:14</b></pre></p><h4>Women's IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Time</b> <b>40 1st and 3rd 10:36</b> 56 Clare 11:29 <b>58 1st and 3rd B 11:50</b> 59 Fitzwilliam 12:50</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>