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Robinson Head, Lent Term 2006

A timed head race over 2200 - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
Fri 10th 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.

1st men's VIII, 1st division

1. Quick catches
2. M1 in Plough Reach
3. Toby making Dan and ...

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3rd men's VIII, Lower VIIIs

16th overall, fastest 4th (and 3rd) VIII
Time: 8:44
Another day, another crew.

Pretty good race overall, but our strong restart at Ditton was possibly indicative of our underachievement up until then... We didn't quite catch Newnham II, which was annoying. (BJ)
The planned 'aggressive' wind off the start took us to a stratospheric rating of 32, and after a few strokes, stroke and cox took an executive decision not to bother with the stride. The row was pretty solid until we emerged from Grassy, at which point we all decided that we were going to rest up until the planned 'restart' after Ditton.

This plan worked exceedingly well, as a 30-stroke breather meant that the restart was both powerful and smooth. Luckily after the restart we maintained the aggression all the way to the finish, but being a gentlemen's VIII, we were far too polite to close up behind a women's crew, and decided to hold station half a length behind Newnham instead. (Albert)

1. The new democratic a...
2. James was disappoint...
3. Chris and Bryn were ...

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4th men's VIII, Lower VIIIs

19th overall, 3rd fastest 3rd VIII
Time: 8:48
A decent row! Got off to a good start then settled into a nice race rate of about 32. Good coxing round the corners and some hard pushes kept the boat speed high and the coaching is really showing - connection felt much better on the catch. We also beat three of the five crews ahead of us in the bumps (with one no show on Christ's part and a slender 2 second gap behind top third boat LMBC III). It's all starting to come together nicely and maybe if we race with a boat which isn't full of water in the "waterproof hull" we can cut those last 2 seconds off LMBC III (and the 4 behind the gents boat...). (A.J. Sugden)
Row was solid with some good pushes out of corners really keeping the boat moving. We beat plenty of boats around us in bumps and I can't help feeling with a little more work we could really make the boat (hopefully not still Richard Church) fly in Pembroke and bumps, maybe even put the gents in their place. (Will)
Pretty decent row all round. Nice to see Albert's resorting to stealing our blades and our boat in order to keep his boat faster though ;) (Sam)
Oops, we didn't think about the blade issue... Sorry! Not convinced it was your boat though. (BJ)
TR2 isn't your boat, it belongs to the 2nds!! We nicked it from them fair and square :-)

But yeah, a very impressive result from the 3rds; both of our '3rd' VIII's are now amongst the top four 3rd VIII's on the river. Here's hoping for more solid progress between now and Bumps. (Albert)
We decided on around rate 28-30 before the race, we wound it up to 33ish... and there it stayed! Rich kindly letting us carry like that.

Better coxing and better technique saw us make a huge improvement after Short Course, with a couple more weeks of coaching and a better boat... We should cause some mayhem come bumps :D (Lorry)
Much better row than last week, we've improved (through endless early morning outings), but can still get better earn our place at the bumps and hopefully get blades.

Interesting row though, not quite to race plan, good wind to 32, settling into a solid 33??? but we managed to sustain it all the way, but d'oh no bank party so no good photos (thats what bank parties are for really), apart from those beautiful images of paul making strange faces.

Well done guys. (M. Yarr)
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1st women's VIII, 1st division, 1st run

1st of 21 women's crews
Time: 9:00
1st row: a bit rushed, plenty of aggression but it didn't quite go as far as it might have done because the rhythm was a bit lacking.

2nd row: much better technically, but we lost the killer edge and didn't take advantage of the better rhythm as much as we could have.

So, the worst of both worlds in some sense. But disregarding the "race" aspect of the day, I think there are a lot of positives, in particular that we do have both the rhythm and the power and just need to have them more consistently on at the same time!

Erica (Pedro)
Update: we won, and we came second as well(!) A pleasant if unexpected surprise! (Erica)
This was a committed piece with plenty of aggression and power going down, but it lacked some finesse and felt a bit rushed. (Amelia)
A very solid 'double run'. Combining the determination of the first run with the control of the second should get us to the racing form we want for Pembroke Regatta, the Bumps and the WeHorr. (Pia)

1. stroke side adding s...
2. Matching kit, not so...
3. Neat bowside blades

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1st women's VIII, 1st division, 2nd run

2nd of 21 women's crews
Time: 9:09
Following Iain's advice, we lowered the rate a little on this piece and concentrated more on the rhythm. I thought it felt a little quichey which was disappointing given the aggression of the first race, but unsurprising given that we were knackered! It was still enough to seal our second first place of the day however, which was pleasing. (Amelia)

1. Tired, but sitting o...
2. Pushing away from Em...
3. Haven't we been past...

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3rd women's VIII, Lower VIIIs

20th overall, 2nd fastest 3rd VIII
Time: 11:11
AWESOME ROW GIRLS!!! That really was an amazing row, especially considering we had a different cox and 2 subs rowing, we were rowing in Margot - which most people hadn't rowed in before - and were abandoned with no bank party or coach. As a crew, your lack of outings didn't let you down, you really got it together so well during the row down and the race. Seriously girls, an excellent row, it felt so good in regard to power, rhythm and balance. I just hope we got a time to reflect that!!!

Lyns xxx

P.S - Also, that row up and the race was the most fun I've had rowing for ages!!!!! We need chocolate and drunken Sorcha stories more often... (Lyns)
Wow, I think we really pulled it together there. Apart from a slight bowside lean we had the boat well balanced and I thought we went really well.

Fingers crossed for the results! (Rachel)
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall Club Crew Time Position in Class</b> 1 Caius M1 07:46 1/29 1/14 <b>2 First &amp; Third M1 07:54 2/29 2/14</b> 3 LMBC M1 07:58 3/29 3/14 4 Clare M1 08:03 4/29 4/14 5 Fitz M1 08:04 5/29 5/14 6 Emma M1 08:05 6/29 6/14 7 LMBC M2 08:10 7/29 1/9 8 Trinity Hall M1 08:14 8/29 7/14 9 Caius M2 08:21 9/29 2/9 10 Robinson M1 08:22 10=/29 8/14 11 Kings M1 08:22 10=/29 9/14 12 Selwyn M1 08:27 12/29 10/14 13 Emma M2 08:29 13/29 3/9 14 Wolfson M1 08:37 14=/29 11/14 15 Sidney M1 08:37 14=/29 12/14 <b>16 First &amp; Third M4 08:44 16/29 1/2</b> 17 Jesus M3 08:45 17/29 1/4 18 LMBC M3 08:46 18/29 2/4 20 Robinson M2 08:48 19=/29 4/9 <b>19 First &amp; Third M3 08:48 19=/29 3/4</b> 22 LMBC M4 09:03 21/29 2/2 23 Homerton M1 09:07 22/29 13/14 27 Trinity Hall M2 09:16 23/29 5/9 28 Sidney M2 09:17 24/29 6/9 31 Kings M2 09:31 25/29 7/9 39 Hughes M1 09:56 26/29 14/14 40 Clare M2 09:59 27/29 8/9 43 Robinson M3 10:20 28/29 4/4 44 Selwyn M2 10:24 29/29 9/9</pre></p><h4>Women's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall Club Crew Time Position in Class</b> <b>21 First &amp; Third W1 09:00 1/21 1/12</b> <b>24 First &amp; Third W1 09:09 1/21 2/12</b> 25 Caius W1 09:12 2/21 3/12 26 Newnham W1 09:15 3/21 4/12 29 Wolfson W1 09:26 4/21 5/12 30 LMBC W1 09:30 5/21 6/12 32 Fitz W1 09:32 6=/21 7/12 33 Emma W1 09:32 6=/21 8/12 34 Trinity Hall W1 09:32 6=/21 9/12 35 Jesus W2 09:37 9/21 1/8 36 Caius W2 09:41 10/21 2/8 37 Newnham W2 09:49 11/21 3/8 38 Robinson W1 09:53 12/21 10/12 41 Christs W1 10:03 13/21 11/12 42 Homerton W2 10:04 14/21 4/8 45 CCAT W2 10:38 15/21 5/8 46 CCAT W3 10:55 16/21 1/2 47 Robinson W2 10:56 17/21 6/8 48 Downing W2 11:01 18/21 7/8 49 Catz W1 11:11 19/21 12/12 <b>50 First &amp; Third W3 11:11 20/21 2/2</b> 51 Kings W2 DNF 21/21 8/8</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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