The Club's Results

Lent Term 2008

Cambridge Head-2-Head
Sat 19th January
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m (reduced to 2x2000m due to river conditions)
Early term race practice for many college crews.

Head of the Nene
Sat 2nd February
An important regional 5000m timed head race
Several of the top college crews travel to race at Peterborough, for this invariably unpleasant but key race in preparation for the bumps.

Newnham Short Course
Sat 2nd February
A timed head race from the Little Bridge to the Railings (approx 1600m)
With several 1st and some 2nd VIIIs racing at Peterborough, only a subset of college crews race.

Robinson Head
Fri 8th February
A timed head race over 2200 - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
The last timed head race on the Cam before Lents - and a useful form guide with many college boats competing.

Bedford Head
Sun 10th February
A 2000m timed head race on the Great Ouse
An event attended by a some Cambridge Colleges.

Pembroke Regatta
Sat 16th February
A side-by-side knock out regatta on the reach, over 1100m
An event for college crews run in 3 divisions. For many crews, the last race practice before the bumps, and a popular event.

1st men's VIII (1st division): Raced 5 rounds: Beat Clare by 3 lengths in the final
1st women's VIII (1st division): Raced 5 rounds: beat Caius with clear water in the final
2nd men's VIII (1st division): Beat St. Edmunds by 3 lengths in the 1st round and Lost to Clare by half a length in the quarter finals
2nd women's VIII (2nd division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Jesus II, by 3 lengths in the quarter finals
3rd women's VIII (3rd division): Beat Pembroke III in the final
4th men's VIII (3rd division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to LMBC III by 1 length in the final
5th men's VIII (3rd division): lost to LMBC IV in the 1st round

Lent Bumps Getting-on Race
Fri 22nd February
The 2000m qualifying race for the Lent Bumps
The Lent Bumps are the focus of the term for college rowing, but only those boats finishing higher than 10th from the bottom of last year's races are automatically entered. All other crews must compete for the 10 places available.

Sparring against CULRC
Sat 23rd February
A series of variable length side by side races against the university lightweights
As CULRC no longer put out a second boat, there is no one for their Blue Boat to spar against, so they invite college crews to race them.

1st men's VIII (Cup): did ok in the final

Lent Bumps
Tue 26th February - Sat 1st March
The famous Cambridge University Bumps on the River Cam
The focus of the year so far. The Lent Bumps are smaller and less prestigious than the May Bumps, but nevertheless involve 69 men's and 52 women's crews.

FaT v BPBC Football Challenge
Sat 8th March
Annual Club v Alumni football match
A game of Association Football between a team selected from the rowers of First and Third Trinity BC, and a team selected from the (former) rowers of Black Prince BC

2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
Tue 11th March
A timed sculling race for single and double sculls over a course from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts, run by First and Third.
This is an historic event, but recently has been run continously since only 1999. The event is for single sculls, both shell and clinker, as well as double sculls.

Cardinal's Regatta
Thu 13th March
"a regatta unlike any other..."
A fun post bumps regatta for mixed crews, with head starts for crews in fancy dress and widescale bribery of marshalls and race officials...!

Gabor (Fancy Dress): Raced 3 rounds: Lost by a lot in the 3rd round
Mathmo Toga Party (Fancy Dress): Beat Selwyn by default in the 1st round and Lost to Clare Hall by just over a length in the 2nd round
Incompetent VIII (Fancy Dress): Lost by 15 lengths in the 1st round
Formal Dinner Brigade (Mixed IV): Won by 3 lengths in the semi finals and Won in the final

Head of the River Race
Sat 15th March
A huge head race on the Tideway (tidal river Thames) over the University Boat Race course
The largest annual VIIIs head race in the country, attracting most rowing clubs and many University and College crews. The course is 4 1/2 miles, from Mortlake to Putney.


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