The Club's Results

Fairbairn Cup - IVs 2008

A 3200m timed head race on the Cam for College IVs
Fri 5th December

The official results published by the organisers, JCBC, 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.


Stern IV, College IVs

1st
Time: 11:11.31
Gutsy row some two hours after the eights race. We had an 'interesting' start with tremendous balance issues, consequently nearly crashing into the Jesus four that was parked outside their boathouse. Managed to get our act together though and put in a very good performance. Especially given we only had one outing in this crew. (Flo)
The pre-race chat was that Peterhouse had four guys pulling sub-18 for 5k. This time last year I could've achieved that with a brisk paddle; now it might be out of reach altogether. Our start was only slightly better than Jesus's, but we almost immediately renovated the rowing to car-crash standard. After a couple of minutes it felt like we'd remembered how to row in a four, and the rest of the race was fairly powerful.

Obviously the result is much too close for comfort, but no-one will remember that. (Tom C)
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Bow IV, College IVs

5th
Time: 11:27.42
A long painful row involving lots of grunt and little technique. A bit more technique and I reckon this category was winnable as we were only 16 seconds down on stern four. (Thomas)
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1st women's IV, College IVs

1st
Time: 12:37.02
Bloody hell!

After defeat in the Final to a very strong Downing in Uni IVs, and the subsequent focus on VIII's rowing and the sheer lack of outings in that IV, I must admit I did not envisage us getting in the top 3 after a tough VIII race, let alone being the winners!

I can't describe fully how good it feels. We worked so hard up to Uni IVs; it seems our pure determination and nerve got us our just reward!

*Added on 15/12/2008*
Now I thought I'd write a descriptive report here.

We decided to keep the same start - a gradual build to race rate from backstops - as we did in the VIII earlier that day, peaking at 31, settling to 29.
Coming round Elizabeth Road bridge I noticed we had already gained on Emma before they suffered a temporary seat failure outside the King's/Selwyn boathouse. It wasn't too long until they recovered and we started to close them right down in the straight approaching Chesterton.
A conversation between me and Philip about making sure Emma gave way later on meant I let the rating slip to about 27/28 before I realised but then we powered back up coming into Chesterton, immediately after which we started to overtake as we came round the corner. We were even at the P&E and fully clear at the Railway Bridge.
Halfway down the Reach we managed to wind it up to 31 before the IVs lads cheered us as we approached Ditton.

Possibly the best row we've had as that IV. (Mark)
Definitely one of the best rows I ever had! Technically neat and amazingly smooth, we kept good length and cover, a relaxed rhythm at an average rate of 29-30, and consequently a good run. I wouldn't have believed before that Fairbairns (exspecially in December and after having rowed it in the VIII already) actually could be fun, but this was purely enjoyable! (Ulrike)
Awesome! Congratulations! Very well deserved :-) (Jane)

1. Ulrike
2. Victorious
3. Winner
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BPBC 1st women's IV, Invitation IV's

7th - 1st Invitational IV
Time: 13:36
Nice work! I wish I could've been there... (Jane)

1. Danny and Jenny

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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's Senior IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos in class Crew Inv Time Diff Halfway Diff</b> 1 1 / 4 Cambridge '99 INV 11:06.90 +0:00.0 04:54.88 +0:00.0 <b> 2 1 / 13 First and Third Trinity 11:11.31 +0:04.41 05:02.12 +0:07.24</b> 3 2 / 13 Peterhouse 11:12.57 +0:05.67 05:00.89 +0:06.01 4 3 / 13 Downing 11:13.69 +0:06.79 05:04.29 +0:09.41 5 4 / 13 Fitzwilliam 11:20.09 +0:13.19 05:03.35 +0:08.47 6 5 / 13 Magdalene 11:25.29 +0:18.39 05:06.87 +0:11.99 <b> 7 1 / 3 First and Third Trinity II 11:27.42 +0:20.52 05:08.75 +0:13.87</b> 8 6 / 13 Christ's 11:34.99 +0:28.09 05:09.69 +0:14.81 9 7 / 13 St Catharine's 11:38.67 +0:31.77 05:12.31 +0:17.43 10 8 / 13 St Edmund's 11:43.60 +0:36.7 05:08.89 +0:14.01 11 9 / 13 Pembroke 11:47.37 +0:40.47 05:21.80 +0:26.92 12 10 / 13 Queen's 12:01.50 +0:54.6 05:20.39 +0:25.51 13 11 / 13 Selwyn 12:04.44 +0:57.54 05:26.34 +0:31.46 14 2 / 4 City of Cambridge INV 12:04.53 +0:57.63 05:21.18 +0:26.3 15 2 / 3 Magdalene II 12:10.65 +1:03.75 05:23.71 +0:28.83 16 12 / 13 Jesus 12:20.47 +1:13.57 05:39.09 +0:44.21 17 3 / 4 Fitzwilliam II INV 12:36.64 +1:29.74 05:37.62 +0:42.74 18 13 / 13 Emmanuel 12:46.29 +1:39.39 05:37.92 +0:43.04 19 3 / 3 Christ's II DNF <b>20 4 / 4 Black Prince INV DNS</b></pre></p><h4>Women's Senior IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos in class Crew Time Diff Halfway Diff</b> <b> 1 1 / 13 First and Third Trinity 12:37.02 +0:00.0 05:40.33 +0:00.0</b> 2 2 / 13 Downing 12:42.34 +0:05.32 05:48.05 +0:07.72 3 3 / 13 Jesus 13:02.30 +0:25.28 05:50.81 +0:10.48 4 4 / 13 Magdalene 13:02.83 +0:25.81 05:53.18 +0:12.85 5 5 / 13 Hughes Hall/Lucy Cavendish 13:12.13 +0:35.11 05:58.00 +0:17.67 6 6 / 13 Caius 13:29.19 +0:52.17 05:59.40 +0:19.07 <b> 7 1 / 3 Black Prince INV 13:36.13 +0:59.11 06:06.81 +0:26.48</b> 8 7 / 13 Emmanuel 13:36.69 +0:59.67 06:13.56 +0:33.23 9 8 / 13 Girton 13:43.68 +1:06.66 06:13.38 +0:33.05 10 1 / 2 Downing II 13:44.03 +1:07.01 06:04.73 +0:24.4 11 9 / 13 Homerton 13:46.23 +1:09.21 06:23.33 +0:43.0 12 2 / 3 Cross Keys INV 13:49.20 +1:12.18 06:10.53 +0:30.2 13 10 / 13 Corpus Christi 13:51.01 +1:13.99 06:12.74 +0:32.41 14 11 / 13 Wolfson 14:13.56 +1:36.54 06:20.57 +0:40.24 15 12 / 13 Trinity Hall 14:15.25 +1:38.23 06:24.60 +0:44.27 16 3 / 3 Tabby INV 14:50.90 +2:13.88 06:42.70 +1:02.37 17 13 / 13 Sidney Sussex 15:56.97 +3:19.95 07:20.74 +1:40.41 18 2 / 2 Emmanuel II DNS</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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