The Club's Results

Lent Term 2006

Cambridge Head-2-Head
Sat 21st January
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m
Beginning of term race practice for many college crews.

Head of the Nene
Sat 4th February
An important regional 5000m timed head race
Several of the top college crews travel to race at Peterborough, for this invariably unpleasant but key race in preparation for the bumps.

Newnham Short Course
Sat 4th February
A timed head race from the Little Bridge to the Railings (approx 1600m)
With several 1st and some 2nd VIIIs racing at Peterborough, only a subset of college crews race.

Robinson Head
Fri 10th February
A timed head race over 2200 - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
The last timed head race on the Cam before Lents - and a useful form guide with many college boats competing.

Pembroke Regatta
Sat 18th February
A side-by-side knock out regatta on the reach, over 1100m
An event for college crews run in 3 divisions. For many crews, the last race practice before the bumps, and a popular event.

1st men's VIII (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Beat Jesus in the final
1st women's VIII (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Caius in the final
2nd men's VIII (2nd VIIIs): Beat Churchill II by 1/2 a Length in the 1st round and Lost to Emma II by half a length in the quarter finals
2nd women's VIII (2nd division): Beat Queens by one and half lengths (then disqualified) in the 1st round
3rd men's VIII (Lower division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to most of Jesus 3 by half a length in the semi finals
3rd women's VIII (Lower division): lost to jesus 3 in the 1st round
4th men's VIII (Lower division): Raced 4 rounds: Beaten by Jesus III by an "undisclosed distance" (approximately very small) in the final
5th men's VIII (3rd division): Lost by about a seat to St. Edmunds 3 in the 1st round
MLBC's on bikes (towpath division): Overtaken by a wild horse in the 1st round and in the 2nd round

Battle for the Fleeces
Wed 22nd February
A side by side race on the Reach to decide who gets free kit and the honour of rowing in TR4

Lent Bumps Getting-on Race
Fri 24th February
The 2000m qualifying race for the Lent Bumps
The Lent Bumps are the focus of the term for college rowing, but only those boats finishing higher than 10th from the bottom of last year's races are automatically entered. All other crews must compete for the 10 places available.

Lent Bumps
Tue 28th February - Sat 4th March
The famous Cambridge University Bumps on the River Cam
The focus of the year so far. The Lent Bumps are smaller and less prestigious than the May Bumps, but nevertheless involve 69 men's and 52 women's crews.

Women's Head of the River Race
Sat 11th March
The Women's Eights Head, on the Tideway in London.
The largest women's only race in the country, raced in early March over the Championship Course - 4 1/4 miles, with the stream, from Mortlake to Putney.

2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
Tue 14th March
A timed sculling race for single and double sculls over a course from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts, run by First and Third.
This is an historic event, but recently has been run continously since only 1999. The event is for single sculls, both shell and clinker, as well as double sculls.


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