The Club's Results

Novice Fairbairn Cup 2008

1st women's novice VIII (1st division)

Coxed by: Tom Lovering

8th
Time: 11:50.21
You never stop learning! Until today I believed that the "Railings" was the little bridge about 25 strokes downstream of the railway bridge. It turns out it's actually a hedge a further 200m down the reach, so I had to hit NW1 with a surprise call for "only one extra minute" after we'd gone through the whole sequence of "go for the line" and "empty the tanks" under the railway bridge. Sorry about that!

The girls coped well though, and had a very committed row. It was good to see everyone putting in the right aggression and dedication, finding a good hard rythm that should help for tomorrow. The lines round corners and subsequent pushes were great, the only thing missing was a bit of finesse and posture, making the boat look heavy in places. The time is probably close to the fastest we could have expected - however not quite fast enough to be amongst the top colleges. At the end of the day one has to acknowledge the other colleges' achievements, particularly Maggie's and Anglia Ruskin's, but every member of this crew should be very satisfied with today's performance. Let's be the fastest 3rd VIII tomorrow! (P.M. Preiss)

1. Morning of Novice Fa...
2. At Chesterton
3. Before the Start


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