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Lent Bumps 2007

2nd men's VIII

Crew list for 3 races:

Coxed by: Emma Salgård Cunha

Crew list for 1 race:

Coxed by: Emma Salgård Cunha

Bumped Peterhouse
Fairly messy start, we had a whistle coming round first post, and they got two whistles on Sidney in front. We got a " go for it" call and we seemed to have overlap a couple of strokes later. Got them in the middle of the gut.

We were worried about Peterhouse bumping out before we got them, and given they were inside half a length on Sidney when we hit them it is encouraging for Thursday. (Neil)
Congratulations! I'm particularly impressed that Mr Yarr has managed to update his report at 1812, 1818 and 1839, despite having a supervision between 1800 and 1900. (Tom C)
a great first race

the start felt a little messy, but we had it back together by the end of the wind, went fairly hard, although peterhouse got their whistle on sidney before we did, when they got their 2 whistles we executed our race plan - emma called an all out push, and we did roughly what we had planned - 30 strokes, 10 into the corner, 10 coming round the corner and then 10 out of the corner.

some slight personal confusion between the calls harden and hold it up meant I took an unneccesary couple of strokes after they conceded, but eventually we all worked that we had bumped and needed to pull in.

First ever bump for 5 people in the crew - great fun! (S.J. Lings)
Phew, that was close, didn't expect Disney to be quite so slow. But we managed to get Peterhouse before they managed to convert, we rule! (Lorry)
Good work today guys. I was really impressed by the way you pulled out all the stops coming into the gut, the shift in boat speed was awesome!

Roll on Thursday, and *touch wood*a quick bump on Sidney... (Emma)
Slightly overkeen pre-start 'tap' from myself and bow meant the chain snapped tight and left us going slightly backwards at the start, but good bump around first post, with a couple of extra strokes from bow 4 smacking into them to guarantee it :).

Bring on Disney (Martin 'Fantastic Catches' Yarr)
Bumped Sidney Sussex
Good, quick, clean, agressive, just disappointed we couldn't have taken that one extra stroke so I could have planted my blade in that coxes back slightly harder :p

Bring on Girton (Martin 'Fantastic Catches' Yarr)
It sounded like they had cannon to the right of them and cannon to the left of them, but the crazy horses of FaT M2 charged of the start line with real aggression. They galloped after a hobbled looking Sidney crew and took them down before First Post corner, quite frankly, they could have done it at a canter.

If the thoroughbred stallions of FaT live up to their potential they can look forward to illustrious careers before being put our to stud. Some of the crews we were stuck behind on the way home are only good for glue. (Neil)
good start (even though I missed one of the draw strokes) wound it up high

first whistle just after the stride, big push for the second whistle, kept pushing through, BUMP! (S.J. Lings)
Bumped Girton

Bring on Cats (Who are now down 12 places in their past 11 rows) (Martin 'Fantastic Catches' Yarr)
From when the Trigger was pulled, the Black Beauty that is TR1 shot off like a Champion. Perhaps the saddle-sore looking Girton crew ahead of us threw a shoe, because the whistles came quickly, they were like a Boxer on the ropes and we bumped out coming in to first post corner. A mere Fatty Lumpkin to our Shadowfax they compounded their shame by rowing home half naked.

Tomorrow we hope we will row with a cox at the back, like a train in the night, fetlocks blowing in the wind. We will earn the right to be showered with sugar lumps. (Neil C)
Bumped St. Catharine's
Vorsprung durch Pferdemedizin.

Understandably this result was somewhat overshadowed, but bumping 4 college first VIIIs without getting past the exit of First Post is very impressive. We were the highest "up 4" mens boat and it's annoying that we couldn't have a few more days to get the 2nd VIII headship and into the first division as we would definately have held our own in the bottom third.

Personally it's nice to finsh with blades in the fastest crew I've rowed in. I hope you guys go on to ensure FaT domination for many years to come (Neil C)
Four 1st viii's dispatched, four awesome bumps, aproximately four minutes of quality rowing and four crew members in the river, foursome guys! (Martin 'Fantastic Catches' Yarr)
3rd bump in a row before 1st post corner,

the only question that remains now is:
do we get Macons or Cleavers?
(obviously we get crew weights in Imperial because it's more old school and classy) (S.J. Lings)
For me the first day sealed our result, having hit Peterhouse it was just a set of clinical bumps on crews we were simply better than. If we missed them it would've been just an up three, which nobody likes ;).

I would like to thank Seb, David, Neil and Pete for their wonderful coaching, Iain for pushing us out, Graham for subbing on saturday, Emma for some great coxing and the rest of the crew for pulling their weight (except maybe bow pair :P)

Good job guys! (Lorry)
Great term's work guys, we got what we deserved. Thanks to all of you for your dedication to this crew. I love the lot of you! XXX

PS Just like to wish Neil good luck for life after the PhD. (Emma)
Finally we realised what we´d been working for all term: Our huge committment payed off as we absolutely dominated all the crews around us and left no doubts how we were going to do.

Thanks to David and Seb for their reckless coaching and the supply of "Sebisms", which make rowing so much fun. A huge thank you to everyone in the boat for making this day a very special one that I shall not forget. (P.M. Preiss)

1. Sam warms down with ...
2. Defend your ears!
3. M2 wonder vwhat all ...

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