The Club's Results

Mich Term 2011

1st men's VIII

Cambridge Winter Head (Student Senior VIIIs)

6th Cambridge College
Time: 8:34
M1's first race of term after changing crew order on Thursday promised to be interesting, in particular after deciding to start off between Tit Hall and Maggie.

After some impressive roll-ups and some nice basking in the sunshine in the queue to marshalling, we set off down First Post Reach at a nice, loose rhythm, steadily gaining on Tit Hall ahead of us. Staying sharp round the corners we pushed out of them nicely, gaining boat speed down the Gut and Plough Reach.

And then we heard Maggie behind us as we came onto the Reach. Individual decisions were made to take one for the team and push individually. A concerted move coming past the Kink pushed them away, but they were quick to respond. Off the Railway Bridge we managed to regain some rhythm and hold them off, but it was evident that we had lost the focus on rowing neatly and together and were just desperately trying to get rid of them. This unfortunately culminated in an exciting side-by-side race to the finish line.

A good race experience, we walk away from it knowing that we must be and stay more impassive and composed, that it's about us, not them. (Penelope)
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Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs)

10th in College VIIIs
Time: 15:06
M1 aimed to go into this race putting in a performance that reflected all that they had been working on this term, which I believe was done successfully. After a shaky start we were able to establish a strong rate 33 with a good rhythm that sustained us for the rest of the course. We had some very good pushes coming under the Green Dragon Bridge, the railway bridge and out of the ditton corner. Whilst only placing 10th we were not far off many of the other crews with only a few second separating us. Following a good performance that showed what our potential could be I am very much looking forward to training camp and what we can do in Lent's next term! (Jacob)

1. M1_10
2. M1_9
3. M1_8

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