The Club's Results

Cambridge Head-2-Head, May Term 2007

2nd women's VIII (1st division)

Coxed by: Sarah Stoneman

Winners W2, 5th Overall
Time: 22:05
We won pots!!! Best row of term (by a very long way) - now we know we can do it, hopefully all our outings will be miles better.
We were awesome!!! (Rachel)
Fresh from beating Maggie W2 at their own erg game, we were happy to see that we were starting behind them so could look forward to the inevitable overtaking. We started off well and found the rhythm that we have been looking for since about Lents. There were good, solid pushes into, round and out of Ditton which closed the gap on Maggie, and we passed them on Grassy, giving us the much needed boost to take us to the finish.

The way back started well, this time chasing Darwin. The rhythm was there again, and the power in the water, but Darwin were not going to give in easily. After some blade clashing (surely they are supposed to concede the racing line?!) we eventually passed them after the railway bridge and managed to finish despite panicking and rushing. We knew we deserved to win, so it was nice to be rewarded with pots. However, there is still lots to work on if we want to keep Bumps as short as possible... (Harriet)
From the bank this looked like a pretty solid and committed row. There were some wobbles in the first leg and a bit of panic crept in during the overtake on LMBC which threw the rhythm off slightly. However, the second leg looked a good deal more controlled, especially while overtaking Darwin, and it was great to see you start to sit up and walk away from them once you'd taken a few seats. Good racing.

The next fastest W2 crew were over a minute and a half behind :o) (Erica)

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