The Club's Results

Novice Fairbairn Cup 2005

4th men's novice VIII (2nd division)

Coxed by: R.R. Fenn

29th Novice Men's Crew, 2nd of 7 4th Boats, 3rd in Division 2
Time: 11:41
Well done lads, excellent cornering around Chesterton Corner, just a shame we couldn't beat the thirds. The only fourth crew to beat us was Queens', but we spanked their third crew, so there has obviously mean some error in labelling. On a lihter note, we did beat 8 first crews!

By the way, Richard, I love the fact we had over 20 "push for 10"s over a 300 stroke race. (Andy)
Before the race, we couldn't make the call of who would go faster out of the 3rds and 4ths. At a push, I went for the 3rds but told the 4ths they could nail them... It was close.

Just as with the 3rds, I was seriously impressed with how these guys went today. It was easy to tell that everyone was giving it everything, and the fact that they finished one position behind the 3rds is a testament to their tenacity. The rowing got a bit messy in the last few hundred metres, but this was simply a product of unbridled hard work, and the guys never gave up.

The result shows '2nd NM4 boat' but it should probably read 1st NM4 boat. The only 4th crew to beat them were Queens 4ths, who were in fact the second fastest Queens crew - i.e. actually Queen's seconds. Well done guys!

Special mention should go to Richard Fenn for his epic steering. The man hugged every bend like Michael Schumacher, and fearlessly took the racing line to the limit at every opportunity. the marshal at Chesterton even commented on how sweet a line we took around the corner! (Albert)

1. Nearing the finish
2. Final push
3. Crossing the start line
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