The Club's Results

Cambridge Head-2-Head, May Term 2010

A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2000m
Sat 8th May

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2nd men's VIII, Men's 1st Mays

10th overall
Time: 13:32
Setting out for what was our second outing ever as a full crew, we were eager to see what we could do relative to the boats around us in Bumps.

Before boating, we had agreed upon a seriously aggressive first leg without holding back on the rate - something that I at first thought was a little risky given our lack of practice, but it turned out to work just fine.

The first leg we agreed was "satisfactory" - we went out there and got down the course with plenty of aggression and not too much spacking. However, it still fell short of what we wanted to achieve - although everyone's attitude and approach was spot on, we let ourselves down round the corners by letting the boat roll around too much under us and not responding quickly enough.

The second leg was much better. Although we had less in the tank and had the stream to deal with, we made good use of the tailwind and kept it reasonably neat. This, together with spectacular lines from Emma (particularly round first post) ensured we kept the crew behind at bay until we got to the long reach, where a big wind for the line saw us pull away.


A promising start to the term, beating both Robinson and Churchill M1s. However, still lots of work to be done, with which we will hopefully find plenty more speed, and with any luck provide stronger competition for Emma and Fitz come Week 8. (Gonzo)
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3rd men's VIII, May's 3rd

10th out of 11
Time: 15:20
The legendary FaT washing machine has returned.

We had two objectives for this race: to find a good rhythm and to overtake the slow women's crew in front of us. We managed only the former. We feel a little emasculated, but in the long run it's better than the other way around.

After a shaky start involving blind panic from the 7 man and a couple of blade mishaps, we managed to settle into a calm 28 on the down leg, pushed out powerfully to 29 through the corners.

Buoyed with confidence by the fact no-one had died yet, we rowed the up leg much faster. Although the bowman had lacerated his leg and during the interval I accidentally knelt in some nettles while discussing extraction, there were fewer moments of blind panic from the 7 man and fewer blade mishaps.

This is not an amazing result. But it spurs us on to train hard. (Preeyan)
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M4b, Mays Lower

56th overall
Time: 15:40
Not too bad at all. I think we were the only M5 boat out there but we still managed to beat a few M3 crews in addition to several W1 crews. And no, that is not necessarily akin to saying that I could beat Stevie Wonder in a game of spot the difference.

We had a few subs who we are thankful to. I particularly enjoyed some smooth, effective stroking from George and some no-nonsense and, at times, very stimulating coxing from Sonya. I was a slave to her orders when she told me to get it in quickly on Grassy. Kudos to the eruption of banter in the short break from Dom.

As for the race, we hit the rhythm well on the Reach; it was chunky around 28. Seemed like good corners and a semi-OK push for the finish.

2nd leg seemed quite good, perhaps rating a little higher when we pushed hard against a slowly closing Sidney crew but we held it together well on the Reach, enough to prevent them getting any more than overlap. Good training for Bumps. Bring on the next race! (Mark)
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1st women's VIII, 1st division

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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>College men's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Pos in cat Club Crew Cat Time 1 Time 2 TIME</b> 1 / 46 1 / 11 QCBC M1 Mays 1st 06:28 06:20 12:48 2 / 46 2 / 11 Downing College Boat Club M1 Mays 1st 06:29 06:22 12:51 3 / 46 3 / 11 Jesus College Boat Club M1 Mays 1st 06:32 06:25 12:57 4 / 46 4 / 11 Magdalane College Boat Club M1 Mays 1st 06:39 06:28 13:07 5=/ 46 5=/ 11 King's College Boat Club M1 Mays 1st 06:44 06:33 13:17 5=/ 46 5=/ 11 LMBC M1 Mays 1st 06:39 06:38 13:17 7=/ 46 7=/ 11 Trinity Hall Boat Club M1 Mays 1st 06:34 06:46 13:20 7=/ 46 7=/ 11 Emmanuel BC M1 Mays 1st 06:53 06:27 13:20 7=/ 46 7=/ 11 Fitzwilliam College Boat Club M1 Mays 1st 06:42 06:38 13:20 <b>10 / 46 10 / 11 First and Third Trinity M2 Mays 1st 06:48 06:44 13:32</b> 11=/ 46 1=/ 9 Sidney Sussex College M1 Mays 2nd 06:55 06:42 13:37 11=/ 46 1=/ 9 Robinson College Boat Club M1 Mays 2nd 06:52 06:45 13:37 13 / 46 3 / 9 Downing College Boat Club M2 Mays 2nd 06:51 06:51 13:42 14 / 46 4 / 9 Selwyn College BC M1 Mays 2nd 07:03 06:47 13:50 15 / 46 1 / 11 Christ's College Boat Club M2 Mays 3rd 06:56 06:55 13:51 16 / 46 11 / 11 Churchill College Boat Club M1 Mays 1st 07:00 06:56 13:56 17 / 46 5 / 9 Caius Boat Club M2 Mays 2nd 07:06 06:54 14:00 18 / 46 2 / 11 LMBC M3 Mays 3rd 07:07 06:57 14:04 19 / 46 6 / 9 QCBC M2 Mays 2nd 07:08 06:57 14:05 20 / 46 3 / 11 Pembroke College Boat Club M2 Mays 3rd 07:06 07:00 14:06 21 / 46 4 / 11 St Catharine's College M2 Mays 3rd 07:13 06:59 14:12 22=/ 46 7=/ 9 Jesus College Boat Club M2 Mays 2nd 07:12 07:02 14:14 22=/ 46 7=/ 9 Emmanuel BC M2 Mays 2nd 07:15 06:59 14:14 24 / 46 1 / 15 Caius Boat Club M3 Mays Lower 07:12 07:06 14:18 25 / 46 2 / 15 Pembroke College Boat Club M3 Mays Lower 07:11 07:08 14:19 26 / 46 3 / 15 Emmanuel BC M3 Mays Lower 07:16 07:21 14:37 27 / 46 5 / 11 Robinson College Boat Club M2 Mays 3rd 07:23 07:15 14:38 28 / 46 4 / 15 Hughes Hall Boat Club M2 Mays Lower 07:19 07:21 14:40 29 / 46 6 / 11 Magdalene College Boat Club M2 Mays 3rd 07:28 07:17 14:45 30 / 46 7 / 11 Trinity Hall Boat Club M2 Mays 3rd 07:31 07:18 14:49 31=/ 46 5 / 15 King's College Boat Club M2 Mays Lower 07:28 07:27 14:55 31=/ 46 8 / 11 Churchill College Boat Club M2 Mays 3rd 07:26 07:29 14:55 33=/ 46 9 / 11 QCBC M3 Mays 3rd 07:39 07:28 15:07 33=/ 46 6 / 15 Darwin College Boat Club M2 Mays Lower 07:30 07:37 15:07 35 / 46 7 / 15 Magdalene College Boat Club M4 Mays Lower 07:36 07:34 15:10 36 / 46 8 / 15 Sidney Sussex College M2 Mays Lower 07:45 07:31 15:16 <b>37 / 46 10 / 11 First and Third Trinity M3 Mays 3rd 07:54 07:26 15:20</b> 38 / 46 9 / 15 Pembroke College Boat Club M4 Mays Lower 07:48 07:41 15:29 39 / 46 11 / 11 Jesus College Boat Club M3 Mays 3rd 07:50 07:43 15:33 40 / 46 10 / 15 Magdalane College Boat Club M3 Mays Lower 07:51 07:46 15:37 <b>41 / 46 11 / 15 First and Third Trinity M5 Mays Lower 07:52 07:48 15:40</b> 42 / 46 9 / 9 LMBC M2 Mays 2nd 08:07 07:40 15:47 43 / 46 12 / 15 Emmanuel BC M4 Mays Lower 07:55 07:56 15:51 44 / 46 13 / 15 Churchill College Boat Club M3 Mays Lower 08:05 07:52 15:57 45 / 46 14 / 15 Christ's College Boat Club M3 Mays Lower 08:09 08:01 16:10 46 / 46 15 / 15 LMBC M4 Mays Lower 08:02 08:12 16:14</pre></p><h4>College women's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Pos in cat Club Crew Cat Time 1 Time 2 TIME</b> 1 / 27 1 / 12 Downing College Boat Club W1 Mays 1st 07:32 07:28 15:00 2 / 27 2 / 12 Christ's College Boat Club W1 Mays 1st 07:43 07:33 15:16 3 / 27 3 / 12 QCBC W1 Mays 1st 07:40 07:40 15:20 4 / 27 4 / 12 LMBC W1 Mays 1st 07:44 07:38 15:22 5 / 27 5 / 12 St. Catharine's College W1 Mays 1st 07:44 07:40 15:24 6 / 27 1 / 6 Sidney Sussex College W1 Mays 2nd 07:46 07:39 15:25 7 / 27 6 / 12 Trinity Hall Boat Club W1 Mays 1st 07:52 07:43 15:35 8 / 27 7 / 12 Newnham College Boat Club W1 Mays 1st 07:43 07:55 15:38 9 / 27 8 / 12 Emmanuel BC W1 Mays 1st 07:55 07:47 15:42 10 / 27 1 / 5 Newnham College Boat Club W2 Mays 3rd 07:59 07:53 15:52 <b>11 / 27 9 / 12 First and Third Trinity W1 Mays 1st 08:01 07:52 15:53</b> 12 / 27 10 / 12 Girton College Boat Club W1 Mays 1st 08:10 08:01 16:11 13 / 27 2 / 6 Emmanuel BC W2 Mays 2nd 08:14 08:05 16:19 14 / 27 11 / 12 Jesus College Boat Club W1 Mays 1st 08:13 08:10 16:23 15 / 27 3 / 6 Corpus Christi W1 Mays 2nd 08:16 08:14 16:30 16=/ 27 4 / 6 Robinson College Boat Club W1 Mays 2nd 08:19 08:14 16:33 16=/ 27 1 / 4 Sidney Sussex College W2 Mays Lower 08:16 08:17 16:33 18 / 27 12 / 12 Churchill College Boat Club W1 Mays 1st 08:20 08:15 16:35 19 / 27 2 / 5 Magdalene College Boat Club W2 Mays 3rd 08:31 08:24 16:55 20 / 27 3 / 5 Christ's College Boat Club W2 Mays 3rd 08:29 08:29 16:58 21 / 27 5 / 6 Downing College Boat Club W2 Mays 2nd 08:29 08:35 17:04 22 / 27 4 / 5 QCBC W2 Mays 3rd 08:37 08:30 17:07 23 / 27 6 / 6 LMBC W2 Mays 2nd 08:40 08:36 17:16 24 / 27 5 / 5 Trinity Hall Boat Club W2 Mays 3rd 08:58 08:44 17:42 25 / 27 2 / 4 Christ's College Boat Club W3 Mays Lower 09:05 08:53 17:58 26 / 27 3 / 4 Magdalene College Boat Club W3 Mays Lower 09:23 09:19 18:42 27 / 27 4 / 4 King's College Boat Club W2 Mays Lower 10:38 09:29 20:07</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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