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Lent Term 2011

Coxless pairs

2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls (Men's pairs), A.J. Pope / J.D. Fuhrmann (Girton), CUL Spare Pair

1st of 3
Time: 10:01
Jon and I have been training as the CUL spare pair quite a while, so this race was pretty much a good excuse for a long piece for us. Having raced Winter League a few days previous, both good and bad corner lines were in my head and I wasn't sure what would appear today. The row up to the start was not our greatest, but I think I was just intimidated by all the marshals - including Swords and Gonzo indicating where I would crash 50m from the finish!

After a bit of a curvy start, Jon and I settled to a decent race rhythm moving down 1st post reach. My line around the first corner was decent, quickly followed by the widest line around grassy I have ever taken. Happily, we recovered and made good time past the Plough. Seeing our main competition much further away down the Reach than they were at the start was encouraging enough to almost lead us into the bank where Swords had predicted. Luckily, we had an awesome banksteerer in Emily Hopkinson (Selwyn), cheering us along the entire way and making sure there was no crashing.

Happy with the result, more to come for SBR! (Allen)
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