The Club's Results

Lent Bumps 2009

2nd men's VIII

Coxed by: Sonya Milanova

Wednesday
Rowed over
We had a good start, and a decent first post reach. Managed to make good ground on Selwyn but failed to move up on Queens. Things didn't go so well through the middle part of the course, I suspect we were all devoting a bit too much concentration to watching the unfolding drama behind. Eventually Peterhouse overtook Selwyn (smooth!) and shortly after we decided to get on with rowing again. Sadly it was too little too late and we again failed to move up on Queens. Need to raise the game a bit tomorrow or the drama might involve us! (C.S.Dunleavy)
Thursday
Bumped by Peterhouse
Not the result we'd hoped for. We had a good start, and even seemed to have moved up slightly off the back of it. Once we settled down though it became apparent that Peterhouse were cruising faster then us. We rowed through the corners better the previous day, however Peterhouse were faster still and we were under serious pressure coming out of grassy. Peterhouse made a good move off the corner and we didn't manage to respond. They had the inside of us round ditton and out of the corner quickly gained enough overlap to convert to a bump. (C.S.Dunleavy)
Friday
Bumped by Girton
We put in a really good race today, don't think anybody in the crew has any doubts about that. Just too bad for us that Girton are pretty quick! Decent start, and we managed to hold Girton at about station up to first post corner and through the gut. Coming out of Grassy they came up on us pretty hard, and once again we were facing overlap shortly after ditton. The first time they got enough overlap we managed to pull it away at the last moment, but they came back even harder and the second time we couldn't get away. The bump was conceded maybe a third of the way down the reach. Word from the bank was that we'd gotten inside a length of Peterhouse by the time we were bumped. (C.S.Dunleavy)
Amidst some impressive results from the rest of the FaT crews(go girls!!) we had to admit defeat to a fast girton crew. We put in a lot of power when girton came close in the plough and out of ditton. For a second I though we could pull away and even bump Peterhouse who were about half a length ahead and failing to bump churchill even with overlap. However, the tiredness kicked in, had a bad stroke which meant girton got us. This gutsy row today shows we deserve our place in division 1 but lets make sure we prove it tomorrow. (Sonya)

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