The Club's Results
Women's Head of the River Race, Lent Term 2007
The Women's Eights Head, on the Tideway in London.
Sat 17th March
The official results published by the organisers, Women's Eights Head of the River Committee, 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.
Congrats from me also - a great result from both boats! (And at least you didn't beat the lightweights..! :S)
3. Coming forwards
I checked in the novice division and we would have come 6th, so I think we can be proud of ourselves. More importantly, we beat my sister's crew by 2 mins, and we were less than a minute behind out 1sts. Seems like we can row longer distances than to first post corner after all...
Many thanks go to our super sub (we seem to be getting a lot of them lately) Emma from Homerton, who was a real asset to the boat.
I'm going to miss this crew so much! Roll on May term! xx
Our plan was just to have a good day out, throw in a nice little paddle rating about 28, and finish a bit higher than we started.
There was a delay getting on to the water, as we were stuck in the middle of a long queue and we couldn't get to our marshalling point across the river. Ended up starting about 15 places late. The start was very controlled, I was a bit worried that it was a bit too controlled. I guess I'm too used to 200m sprints. Turned out that the girls paced themselves well. I didn't notice any drops in power, except when Tera's blade popped out the gate (I've got a not very clear video of that btw). Rated 30. Overtook a number of crews, which is always fun. Got overtaken by one off the start, but they must have gone off too hard as they only finished 7 seconds faster. We overtook them on the way back anyway, shows our superior strength and fitness.
We rowed and rowed for 21 minutes. Pushed off various supporters along the course. Jo bled all over her blade and the boat as usual. Jo bled onto my shoe which was not so usual.
The row home was very very long. I was suprised at the paddling speed of alot the crews, and also how wimpy they were about other crews getting close to them. Clearly never done bumps before.
I think we can claim victory over emma 2, the only 2nd boat to have beaten us this term. It's a shame it clashes with bumps next year, W2 would probably get home an hour earlier if they started 100 places ahead.
Great way to end an amazing term.
<h4>Conditions</h4><p>A wet winter had led to large amounts of landwater coming down. This was combined with a gusting westerly wind on the day.</p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr><h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Winners and College Crews</h4><p><b>Based on the Provisional Times</b>:<br /> <pre> 1 Marlow/Rebecca/Tideway Scullers/Thames - GB Squad E 18:14.9 2 Thames RC A E 18:36.0 3 Leander RC E 18:43.7 6 Osiris BC A S2 19:09.6 8 Cambridge University Womens BC A S2 19:13.9 21 Cambridge University Womens BC B S2 19:53.1 23 Osiris BC B S3 19:56.5 32 Oxford University Lightweight Womens RC S3 20:04.7 <b>53 First and Third Trinity BC A S3 20:22.0</b> 55 Cambridge University Womens BC C S4 20:23.7 74 Jesus College BC S4 20:40.5 98 Lady Margaret BC S3 20:53.0 105 Emmanuel BC A E 20:56.9 109 Pembroke College Oxford BC - Fastest Oxford College, hit Putney Bridge, demolished boat after finishing N 20:58.4 133 St Aidan's BC - Fastest Durham College S4 21:09.9 135 Peterhouse BC N 21:10.8 <b>144 First and Third Trinity BC B E 21:16.5</b> 146 Clare BC S4 21:17.7 154 Churchill College BC N 21:22.1 165 Selwyn College BC S4 21:33.7 173 Fitzwilliam College BC N 21:38.9 176 Girton College BC A S4 21:41.3 186 C.C.A.T. BC S4 21:46.9 202 Newnham College BC S4 21:57.7 207 Christ's College BC N 21:59.6 208 Caius BC S4 22:00.1 216 Trinity Hall BC S4 22:08.4 218 King's College BC S4 22:09.7 225 Girton College BC B N 22:15.0 255 Magdalene BC N 23:03.0 Emmanuel BC B N DNF - equipment failure St Catharines College BC N Scratched </pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>