The Club's Results

Head of the Charles, Mich Term 2005

BPBC 1st women's VIII (Club VIIIs)

Coxed by: Bronwen Evans

31st of 50 Club VIIIs
Time: 19:16.9
We finally managed to have an outing as the racing crew on the Friday afternoon in glorious sunshine under a cloudless sky. Unfortunately this was not to hold and the weather for the two days of racing was distinctly more grey, wet and windy, but luckily blowing with us rather than against us.

We had a good solid row which, as bow number 46, included being overtaken by 48 (47 had scratched) who then cut in front of us. Bron had nowhere to go (cue lots of shouting) as we were simultaneously in the process of overtaking 45. Who were themselves overtaking 44. We managed to overtake them both through the middle and get to Weeks Bridge first so Bron could have the line she wanted around the sharp bowside corner immediately after the bridge. 49 then closed in the final stage of the race, but emptying the tank ensured we didn't get overtaken.

All in all a very enjoyable race, except the overpowering fried dough smell half way down the course. Many thanks to everyone who has subbed during the training (especially Rich for trying to row like a girl ;-), everyone who lent us kit, Lizzie for her cox box, MIT for the equipment, Amy for agreeing to row at the last minute, everyone who let us stay on their floors and the boys for cheering very loudly. (Sarah)

1. She's finished now
2. Still drinking
3. Bron grabbing a quic...
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