The Club's Results
University IVs 2006
A knockout competition for Cambridge College IVs over 2800m (light IVs), 2000m (men's coxed IVs) or 1300m (women's coxed IVs)
Mon 30th October - Fri 3rd November
The event was organised by CUCBC. 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.
lost to Jesus easily
what if I hadn't injured my shoulder and missed two outings in the week before the race?
You can never, ever, say "we lost, but we gave it our best shot on the day so we can't complain". It just means you didn't train hard enough.
The trouble with these races is, if you win then you know that it's not important, doesn't mean anything, there's no big shiny trophy and the opposition probably weren't trying. But there's nothing worse than losing.
1. Light IV down plough...
beat Trinity Hall II by 100m
In other news, Darren slipped into the river while trying to get out of the boat by the lock, much to the amusement of all who saw.
lost to Christ's by 14s
If this had been a competition based on whose college represented more of the faces of God then we'd have been home and dry; unfortunately it was about rowing and the better crew won.
Darren managed to get out of the boat and back in again on two occasions without getting wet.
1. Comfortable win
2. Crossing the finish
beat King's by 4L
beat Trinity Hall easily
beat LMBC by 5L
The Maggie girls had an unfortunate first draw stroke, and we were up about a third of a length into the wind. As we settled onto our long rhythm, they frantically pushed to make up lost ground, and succeeded in drawing just about level with us again. At this point they were rating 36 (according to their cox) while our rowing was a lot longer and more relaxed than that. They couldn't maintain it, and their rating and power slumped massively over only a few strokes while we simultaneously went into a lift. The combination saw us sailing past them and we were soon unassailably ahead and could focus on making it another solid, consistent head piece.
Almost seems a shame to have the day off tomorrow. Bring on the final!
(I was going to write more, but Magnus has pretty much said it all already. A pity we had to use up some of our backlog of pushes, but they were damn effective!). I like winning, and I don't plan on stopping now...
A racing shell, passing by.
beat Emma by 3 lengths
Not much more to be said really. We knew their plan, and we had a better one - when they went up 2, we pushed, and guess what was more effective?!
I like rowing and winning and medals and I like it best when they all happen at once!
When we got back to the boat house, I was congratulated by Lorry for "winning a medal just for being a passenger." I can't really complain - the race today was definitely won despite, not because of, the coxing. Although I left plenty of room for Emma, I was repeatedly shouted at by an umpire whose idea of a fair race seemed to be for me to cede the racing line completely and give my crew an extra-long row in the shitty shallow water on meadow side. Since we were a length ahead anyway, I thought it best to comply with the nonsense.
Oh well, whatever gets me thrown in the river at the end of a day's racing works for me in the end. Today we pretty conclusively showed that the Autumn Head was only a taste of things to come. Extra thanks to everyone who showed up to watch - it was fantastic to pull in at the finish to a fully fledged victory party! Chalk up another victory to First and Third's lean, mean every-other-crew-on-the-river humiliating machine!
1. W1 with medals and p...
2. W1 pleased with thei...
3. Cheesy Catherine
lost to Emmanuel II (eventual winners) by 50m
1. 2nd Men's IV
lost to Fitzwilliam II by 7s
2. 3rd Men's IV
lost to Christ's II by 15s
Knowing Christ's had decided to send out their IV's ten times a day meant we had little hope of staying in front of them much past the motorway bridge. When as we were marshalling the heaven's open and we just got wet and cold and even more miserable. Our race plan of settling into 28-30 seemed like a big ask.
Onto the race, the draw stroke were simply shit.. no other way to describe it, however we wound it up to about 38 before surging to 34... which we maintained! At the Plough I felt like death, but coming round the reach where there was a lack of a huge headwind I felt my second wind. A push of epic proportions pushed us away from Christ's however they simply were a faster boat, the two boat stopping incidents just before the line meant the margin is bigger than it should of been, but otherwise the race was great! Simply exceeding all of our expectations.
Well done guys, we should all be proud of this today.
<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's A</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> Emma beat CCAT easily <b>FaT</b> beat Trinity Hall 2 by 100m LMBC beat Corpus by 7s Christs beat Clare easily Jesus beat Queens by coin toss Kings beat Fitz by 10s Downing beat Trinity Hall 1 by 1.5s <b>Quarter Finals</b> Christs beat <b>FaT</b> by 14s Downing beat Peterhouse by 9s Kings beat LMBC by 11s Emma beat Jesus easily <b>Semi Finals</b> Emma beat Downing by 10s Kings beat Christs by 14s <b>Final</b> Kings beat Emma by 4s </pre></p><h4>Men's B</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> Christs beat Queens easily Fitz beat <b>FaT 2</b> by 7s <b>Quarter Finals</b> Emma 1 beat <b>FaT 1</b> by 50m Jesus beat Emma 2 easily Christs beat <b>FaT 3</b> by 15s LMBC beat Fitz by 10s <b>Semi Finals</b> Christs beat LMBC by 3s Emma beat Jesus easily <b>Final</b> Emma beat Christs by 11s </pre></p><h4>Men's Light</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> Downing beat Clare easily <b>Semi Finals</b> Downing beat LMBC by 10s Jesus beat <b>FaT</b> easily <b>Finals</b> Downing DEAD HEAT WITH Jesus </pre></p><h4>Women's A</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> <b>FaT</b> beat Kings by 4L Downing beat Churchill easily Emma beat Clare easily <b>Quarter Finals</b> LMBC beat Peterhouse by 13s <b>FaT</b> beat Trinity Hall easily Newnham beat Downing by 2L Emma beat Catz by 4L <b>Semi Finals</b> <b>FaT</b> beat LMBC by 5L Emma beat Newnham by 1.25L <b>Final</b> <b>FaT</b> beat Emma by 3L</pre></p><h4>Women's B</h4><p><pre><b>Quarter Finals</b> Emma beat <b>FaT</b> by 5L Newnham beat Clare by 2L <b>Semi Finals</b> Emma beat Newnham by 4L Jesus beat Downing by 5L <b>Final</b> Emma beat Jesus by 5L </pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
1. Phil and sneering Bryn