The Club's Results

Head of the Nene, Lent Term 2007

2nd men's VIII (Novice VIIIs)

Coxed by: Emma Salgård Cunha

38th overall, 4th in Nv, 2nd college Nv VIII
Time: 17:33
the first k seemed to go pretty quickly, and then we were gaining on Queens. We were beating them by the time we reached the bridge and had some water between us by about 1.5k left, and then at 500m to go, the spectacular 150m to the line push, followed by a lot of wondering how far was actually left and then finally crossing the line.

A really good race for a scratch crew, and being 3 seconds of Peterhouse, who we are chasing in bumps is promising, because we only had 5 of the guys from M2 racing (S.J. Lings)
I have never taken so much front lean consistently for an entire race, with the distinct possibility of an entire 5k race down to bowside I felt I had to do something to 'redress the balance'.

But apart from that small technical point, was a pretty fun race, apart from being told there was 150m to go when we still had about another 4 minutes left.

Definitely going to catch Peterhouse come bumps, we rowed like crap and still were only 3s slower. (Martin Y)
All I'm going to say is that it was technically a rather poor race, but the power and rate stayed high so we moved fairly quickly. Peterhouse and Jesus II were faster than us, but we had a few subs in our boat. So this friday let's show Peterhouse what to expect come bumps with a good performance in Robinson! (Lorry)
That was fun! I don't think i've ever seen you guys work so hard!

After a warm-up which could only be called mediocre, i was at least slightly worried. As it happened, we got the boat moving pretty well and despite an entire lack of balance we rated a consistent 32. The battle with queens firsts seemed to go on forever but we were always going to get past them and eventually they realised the inevitable.

Can't wait for the Robinson Head. (Emma)

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