The Club's Results

Champion of the Thames Eights Head, May Term 2008

1st women's VIII (Women's 1st Div. Mays)

Coxed by: Mark McKelvie

13th fastest college VIII, 12th fastest 1st VIII
Time: 5:32.1
A simple start which effectively brought us up to racing speed and a 'tight' line around the first half of Ditton mean that we probably haven't won any prizes today. But we're not worried about that as the row was solid, the focus was there throughout the race and we never lost the rhythm for more than a few strokes. We put into practice what we've been working on this week and from here it's just going to keep getting better.

Edit: We did win a prize! Congratulations Mark, I'm sorry I doubted you. (Harriet)
A strong start had us moving quickly to the bunting line, but being a little too eager for a tight corner I overcooked the first part of Ditton, just scraping the bank with Harriet's blade, and cutting the grass with the a couple of others.
Despite this the push up the Reach was solid and fast, and the pushes brought good bursts of speed where necessary.
Overall, a really good row.

Edit to Harriet: Not at all! I am just as surprised as you - clearly the judge likes his corners tight, just like his rudder strings... (Mark)
Cheers for the beer Mark! (DM)

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