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May Term 2006

Miscellaneous women's IVs

Head of the Cam (S3 IV+)

1st of 5 women's coxed fours, 8th of 19 coxed fours overall
Time: 11:18
We had a nice row up to Chesterton followed by a lot of sitting around, and a nice row up to the start and then even more sitting around. In total we must have been sitting around for at least an hour.

Eventually we went off, right at the foot of the division chasing a J15 women's quad. Our start was great and we hit our target rating with a nice rhythm very quickly and stormed through the first half of the race. At Ditton we spacked a bit before getting it back together and hauling in the quad, who'd started the reach about 4 lengths ahead. By the P&E we'd almost caught up another quad, this one full of schoolboys rather than schoolgirls, and instead of overtaking we did the nice thing and spacked a bit more to ensure we stayed behind and in their wash. They congratulated us afterwards and said that it'd been the first 'real head-on-head' race they'd ever had. Awwww.

Good racing generally, and surprisingly enjoyable for the first head piece of term. (Amelia)
This was quite fun, and surprisingly good for a scratch crew. Even the sitting around wasn't too bad. A good head piece marred only by a burst of latent incompetence at the end (trying to overtake a quad of small boys). (Erica)
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City Sprints (CRA S3 4+)

Beat Simoco
Simoco very graciously allowed us to delay the start of the race at the last minute after we realised there was a clash with the VIIIs final. Thus, we (and a sculler who had fallen in) were the finale of the evening. Jenny made sure it was interesting for the crowded spectators by taking bow-side rather close to the bank and attempting to sever a few ankles... by that stage, however, we had a comfortable lead and the final few strokes to the line were amused rather than panicked! (Erica)
Despite just having got off the water from our previous final and having raced a total of over 12000m today, our start was strong and together and we started to eat into their lead (from the stagger) from the first stroke. We settled into a long loose rhythm and soon opened up a comfortable lead. About 5 strokes from the finish, with in excess of a hundred people watching, we made things a little bit more interesting by having a quick visit into the bank. Fortunately though we were miles ahead and even with our detour we still won comfortably. They told us that they were pleased to have been beaten by less than five lengths.

Note to self and anyone else reading: H2H2H2H2sprint2sprint2sprint makes for VERY tired legs. Lots of fun though. :) (Amelia)

1. Yet another photo of...
2. Beating Simoco

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Bedford Star Regatta (WS3 4+)

1. Celebrating in Bedfo...

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Bedford Star Regatta (WS2 4+)

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