The Club's Results

Lent Term 2009

Peck's Poker Party
Sat 10th January
The best poker game ever for Martin's stag do, held at the Maypole.

BPBC Karting
Sat 10th January
A series of races at the Daytona karting track in Milton Keynes involving members of Black Prince Boat Club celebrating website creator Martin Peck's departure from bachelordom
Semi-final and Final races were organised with numerous recent leavers from the club. Not rowing but a good excuse for some high-octane competition nevertheless...

Rich Dewire (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 4th (+56.25s) in the 1st round and 9th (+52s) in the 2nd round
Clive Ponsonby (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 2nd in the 2nd round and 12th in the final
Chris Ingram (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 3rd (+44.75s) in the 1st round and 5th (+31.75s) in the final
Jon Davies (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 2nd (+1s) in the 1st round and 3rd (+15.25s) in the final
Tom Rose (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 8th in the 1st round and 1st in the plate final
Martin Peck (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 1st in the 1st round and 1st in the final
John Darcy (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 5th (+1L) in the 1st round and 2nd (+1.5s) in the final
Dan Holland (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 7th (+1L) in the 1st round and 8th (+46.5s) in the final
Dan Curtis (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 9th (+1L) in the 1st round and 12th (+1L) in the plate final
Alex Seeley (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 11th (+1L) in the 1st round and 13th (+2L) in the plate final
Neil Talbott (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 12th (+1L) in the 1st round and 2nd (+40s) in the plate final
Jon Glass (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 3rd in the 2nd round and 11th in the final
Mike Goodson (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 4th in the 2nd round and 7th in the final
Dan Walker (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 5th in the 2nd round and 13th in the final
Andy Somers (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 8th in the 2nd round and 5th in the plate final
Dan Darley (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 11th in the 2nd round and 9th in the plate final
Will Thorne (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 12th in the 2nd round and 11th in the plate final
Simon Knight (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 13th in the 2nd round and 10th in the plate final
John Earl (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 14th in the 2nd round and 3rd in the plate final

Cambridge Head-2-Head
Sat 24th January
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2000m
Early term race practice for many college crews.

Newnham Short Course
Sat 31st January
A timed head race from the Little Bridge to the Railings (approx 1600m)
Only a subset of college crews race, due to the short head course offered

Robinson Head
Fri 6th February
A timed head race over 2200m - 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.

Head of the Nene
Sat 7th February
An important regional 5000m timed head race - Cancelled this year
Several of the top college crews travel to race at Peterborough, for this invariably unpleasant but key race in preparation for the bumps.

Pembroke Regatta
Sat 14th 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 women's VIII (1st division): Lost to King's by 1 length in the 1st round
2nd men's VIII (2nd division): Raced 4 rounds: Beat Magdalene II by many lengths in the final
2nd women's VIII (2nd division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to LMBC II by 2 lengths in the semi finals
3rd men's VIII, Gents VIII (3rd division): Raced 4 rounds: Beat LMBC III by disqualification in the final
4th men's VIII (3rd division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Gents by a length in the semi finals
5th men's VIII (3rd division): Beat Fitz III by 2 1/2 lengths in the 1st round and Lost to LMBC III by several lengths in the 2nd round

Head of the Trent
Sun 15th February
A 6km head race on the Trent at Nottingham.
Not normally entered by colleges; often won by Cambridge University crews in the build up to their boat races.

Lent Bumps Getting-on Race
Fri 20th 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 21st 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): klopt in the final

Lent Bumps
Tue 24th - Sat 28th February
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.

Women's Head of the River Race
Sat 7th March
The Women's Eights Head, on the Tideway in London.
The largest women's only race in the country, raced in early March over the Championship Course - 4 1/4 miles, with the stream, from Mortlake to Putney.

2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
Tue 10th March
A timed sculling race for singles, doubles and pairs 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 continuously since only 1999. The event is for single sculls, both shell and clinker, as well as double sculls. This year pairs were invited to enter for the first time.

Cardinal's Regatta
Thu 12th 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...!

Mathmo Ninjas (Fancy Dress): Lost to Peterhouse Superheroes by lots in the 1st round
Coxes' VIII (Fancy Dress): Lost to Robinson Oompa Loompas by quite a way in the 1st round and in the 2nd round
Medics' composite (Christs, Pembroke, FaT) (Fancy Dress): Raced 5 rounds: Beat Jesus (including a ninja turtle) by half a length in the final
The Teletubbies (Mixed IV): Lost to LMBC/Robinson by half a length in the semi finals

Kingston Head
Sat 14th March
5.2km head race on the upper Thames
A good warm-up for the Head of the River Race, taking place a week before

Head of the River Race
Sat 21st 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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