The Club's Results

Head of the Nene, Lent Term 2007

An important regional 5000m timed head race
Sat 3rd February

The official results published by the organisers, Peterborough City RC, 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, S3 8+

10th overall, winners of S3, 1st college VIII
Time: 16:17
Due to some sort of mix up we started ridiculously low and had to spend a lot of the race overtaking. A solid first half, but the second half left a little to be desired - in particular, we didn't attack the last k the way we'd planned. We got the result we were looking for though, making up in part for the embarrassment of the head to head. Plenty of room for improvement before bumps, but fortunately we still have the time to make the necessary changes. (BJ)
The warm and calm conditions made this race particularly enjoyable (I never thought I'd be doing Head of the Nene in an all-in-one), and the result was very pleasing. An excellent way to see off BP1/TR1/FTT801 as the top boat. (Phil)
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2nd men's VIII, Novice VIIIs

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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1st women's VIII, S3 8+

56th overall, 5th in S3, 1st college VIII
Time: 18:59
Many are met here
Manfully striving;
Wave-ploughs warring
Cleave through the water.

Red and black blades
Are rent by the roaring
Lioness; hungry,
She longs for more prey.

Straining their sinews,
Clare spy her stalking;
Faintly they struggle
Their fate to forfend.

Blade shall meet blade
Ere the raising of banners;
Victor and vanquished
The Valkyrie chooses.

(from the Poetic Edda) (Magnus)
There's no way I can top that! (Jane)
According to the results below we beat Tit Hall M1 (9th in M1) and Clare M2 - very pleasing. (Amelia)
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2nd women's VIII, Novice VIIIs

76th overall, 3rd in Nv
Time: 20:22:00
That was so amazing girls! Good job! Thank you Hannah for the awesome stroking job that you did, I can't believe we raced 5k at rating 32 and bumped 2 crews simultaneously! Dami, great coxing there, 10 stroke pushes EVERY 10 strokes :) I am so proud of us all and know we'll be even stronger for bumps! Yeah First and Third!!! (Julijana)
Muuuuuuuuuuch better! That's your corrected time, coming third overall in your category. Good time for a scratch crew - well done! (Lyns)
Awesome job girls - coming 3rd is pretty damn good, especially since we had to stop half way through. And I'm especially proud that I almost decapitated one of the coxes, that counts for something surely? Thanks for a really great day (and thankyou Lyns for the truffles!)...next time we'll get pots! (Charley)
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<h4>Weather</h4><p>Usually one of the bleakest races in Britain, the 2007 Head of the Nene was noteworthy for being raced in sunny, calm and unseasonably warm (10C) conditions.</p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr><h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>College Men's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Club College Position Event Position Time Overall</b> <b>First &amp; Third Trinity BC 1 / 10 M1 1 / 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 16:17 10</b> Jesus College BC 2 / 10 M1 4 / 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 16:32 16 Lady Margaret BC 3 / 10 M1 5 / 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 16:35 18 Fitzwilliam College BC 4 / 10 M1 6=/ 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 16:43 21 Pembroke College BC 5 / 10 M1 8 / 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 16:55 24 Clare College BC 6 / 10 M1 11 / 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 17:07 27 Christ's College BC 7 / 10 M1 2 / 10 OPEN NOV 8+ 17:09 28 Jesus College BC 1 / 4 M2 13=/ 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 17:20 33 Peterhouse BC 8 / 10 M1 15 / 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 17:30 37 <b>First &amp; Third Trinity BC 2 / 4 M2 4 / 10 OPEN NOV 8+ 17:33 38</b> Queen's College BC 9 / 10 M1 6 / 10 OPEN NOV 8+ 18:11 46 Queen's College BC 3 / 4 M2 7 / 10 OPEN NOV 8+ 18:17 48 Trinity Hall Boat Club 10 / 10 M1 17 / 18 OPEN SEN.3 8+ 19:07 60 Clare College BC 4 / 4 M2 9 / 10 OPEN NOV 8+ 19:19 63</pre></p><h4>College Women's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Club College Position Event Position Time Overall</b> <b>First &amp; Third Trinity BC 1 / 6 W1 5 / 21 W.SEN.3 8+ 18:59 56</b> Jesus College BC 2 / 6 W1 6 / 21 W.SEN.3 8+ 19:03 58 Clare College BC 3 / 6 W1 8 / 21 W.SEN.3 8+ 19:17 61 Pembroke College BC 4 / 6 W1 14 / 21 W.SEN.3 8+ 19:42 69 Queen's College BC 5 / 6 W1 1 / 6 W.NOV 8+ 19:43 70 <b>First &amp; Third Trinity BC 1 / 1 W2 3 / 6 W.NOV 8+ 20:22 76</b> Trinity Hall Boat Club 6 / 6 W1 18 / 21 W.SEN.3 8+ 20:32 80</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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