The Club's Results

Fairbairn Cup - IVs 2005

A 3200m timed head race on the Cam for College IVs
Fri 2nd December

The official results published by the organisers, Jesus 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.


1st men's IV, College IVs

10th overall, 9th of 12 1st college IVs
Time: 13:02
Having resisted the allure of blue and gold until the last division of the last race of term, I turned up for what can only be described as a somewhat less than stellar performance. There was no lack of effort going down, but everyone was just too knackered after the preceding VIIIs race. (Andy)

1. Winding for the start
2. Winding for the start

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BPBC 1st men's IV, College IVs

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1st women's IV, College IVs

Event winners; 1st of 17 women's coxed IVs
Time: 14:06
There was not a single member of this crew who did not whinge that they did not want to race before the start. We'd all done Fairbairns at least once already today and were quite keen to go home and get ready for the dinner. Oh well. It got to our allocated time to push off and there didn't seem to be any excuse worthy of not racing. Arse.

We had an unbalanced and spacky start, but eventually settled into a half decent rhythm by Emma footbridge, where Magnus called for our rhythm push. This saw us go through Elizabeth Way rating a consistent 31, and we more or less maintained this rate through the entire race.

On the Reach the cross-headwind further contributed to our shocking balance, but we nevertheless kept it powerful through the water and various 'rip the riggers off' type calls ensured committment from all four throughout.

Coming round Ditton I was sure that death by exhaustion was only strokes away, but we managed to lift it for the last straight impressively, to take it home in style.

Winning was a slightly surprisingly, if very gratifying result - the plaque will look very nice in the boathouse. (Magnus Jones)
Hmm. I think the pictures say it all really :o/

Having all already raced the full course at least once, we were pretty knackered coming into this one. But, it was the Last Race of Term. So we decided that actually, it would be quite worth really killing ourselves for a good time, even if there wasn't much chance of winning. We duly emptied the tanks, collapsed on the finish line (didn't see many other crews who weren't able to row on prettily after their races), and won, despite the row not being very technical. I think that result says something about the absolute commitment in this boat. Really really worth it, even after the rest of the day.

Coming third in the VIII was a very sweet icing on the cake after we heard about this result. A good day all round! (Erica)
I actually felt pretty honoured to have supported this race. I think it ranks as the most committed row I have seen - a very well earned result. (Martin)

1. Exhausted already wi...
2. Rounding Ditton
3. Rounding Ditton
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall Event Class Crew Time</b> 1 1 1 /12 King's 12:29 3 3 2 /12 LMBC 12:43 4 4 3 /12 Peterhouse II 12:46 5 5 4 /12 Robinson 12:50 6 6 5 /12 Christ's I 12:52 7 7 6 /12 Fitzwilliam 12:56 8 8 7 /12 Selwyn 12:57 9 9 8 /12 Jesus 12:59 <b>10 10 9 /12 First &amp; Third I 13:02</b> 11 11 10/12 Magdalene I 13:07 12 12 1 / 4 Christ's II 13:10 13 13 11/12 Pembroke II 13:15 <b>14 14 1 / 2 Black Prince 13:20</b> 15 15 2 / 4 Peterhouse I 13:23 16 16 2 / 2 Billygoats 13:34 17 17 3 / 4 Pembroke I 13:38 18 18 4 / 4 Magdalene II 14:02 31 20 1 / 1 Peterhouse III 15:27 35 21 12/12 Sidney Sussex 15:47 39 22 Boar's Head DNS <b>41 23 First &amp; Third II DNS</b></pre></p><h4>Women's IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall Event Class Crew Time</b> <b>19 1 1 /12 First &amp; Third I 14:05</b> 21 3 2 /12 Newnham I 14:19 22 4 3 /12 Wolfson 14:22 23 5 4 /12 Clare I 14:23 24 6 5 /12 Christ's I 14:43 25 7 6 /12 Queens' I 14:49 26 8 1 / 4 Clare II 14:50 27 9 7 /12 Churchill 15:00 29 10 8 /12 Peterhouse I 15:15 30 11 9 /12 LMBC 15:22 32 12 10/12 Corpus Christi 15:34 33 13 2 / 4 Newnham II 15:37 34 14 3 / 4 Queens' II 15:38 36 15 11/12 Girton 16:18 37 16 4 / 4 Christ's II 16:24 38 17 12/12 St. Catharine's 16:57 40 18 Emmanuel DNS <b>42 19 First &amp; Third II DNS</b> 43 20 Jesus DNS 44 21 Peterhouse II DNS</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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