The Club's Results

Cambridge Head-2-Head, Lent Term 2012

A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2000m
Sat 21st January

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1st women's VIII, 1st division

7th College W1
Time: 16:39
When the time comes each year for Winter Head 2 Head it invokes memories of painful races with scratch crews and miserable weather. This is what I was expecting from the event this year, and in one of the two cases, was pleasantly surprised.
In our race plan I had insisted that we rate no higher than 30, preferably 28, recalling past experiences with too high rates, too early in term (Uni IVs). On the first leg, with the help of the stream and a hefty tailwind, the reach flew by and we were able to develop a nice rhythm with lots of ratio.
On crossing the line, it started to rain. The Met Office had promised me that after a week of miserable conditions, it would not rain today. The Met Office lied. It poured. Thornton and I inspected our wounds in the stern, concerned about contracting one of the many diseases the H2H Safety document implied the Cam contained.
We had a solid start in the second leg, rating 30 with good length and ratio. Our Plough Reach Burn was slightly frantic, but we recovered coming around Ditton. Unfortunately, our wind for the finish induced a larger adrenaline shot than I had intended, as we caught a crab by the white house. In the stern, I wondered if we were towing a fishing net, but Thornton's response soon allayed that fear. A quick analysis of the situation by our cox allowed us to cross the line with 7 people rowing and some creative steering. A shame to end on a low note, but as our first training pieces, the race was a success overall. (Julia A.)
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3rd women's IV, College 4s

Second (of two...)
Time: 20:18
So there were two boats in our category, us and a Churchill W1 IV. Given that we'd never trained together (Janina subbing and switching sides at the last minute) and that we'd had a not-so-good outing in a racing shell the previous day, we decided to use the Coastal, to the amusement of all of us and probably everyone else too.

Going off, we already knew we were likely to lose, so we thought we'd have some fun with it. Our boat may have been designed for the sea, but we rowed her like she owned the Cam. The first leg was good, with a time of 9:56, and throughout the rate stayed high and we stayed committed. The second leg was a bit more painful but, although we had the slower time of 10:22, this was actually the same time as Churchill's W1, so well done everyone!

As we pushed off, Ulrike told us to "make that bath tub fly, girls!" and I think this proves we did just that. (Rebecca)
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Pos in cat Club Crew Category Leg 1 Leg 2 Total time</b> 1 / 32 1 / 9 Caius M1 Mays 1st 06:20 06:37 12:57 2 / 32 2 / 9 Downing M1 Mays 1st 06:30 06:40 13:10 3 / 32 3 / 9 Queens' M1 Mays 1st 06:37 06:56 13:32 4 / 32 1 / 9 Selwyn M1 Mays 2nd 06:45 07:00 13:45 5 / 32 2 / 9 Caius M1 Mays 2nd 06:43 07:03 13:46 6 / 32 4 / 9 King's M1 Mays 1st 06:47 07:03 13:50 7 / 32 5 / 9 Robinson M1 Mays 1st 06:54 07:02 13:56 8 / 32 3 / 9 Girton M1 Mays 2nd 06:40 07:21 14:01 9 / 32 3 / 9 Christ's M2 Mays 2nd 06:50 07:11 14:01 10 / 32 6 / 9 Christ's M1 Mays 1st 06:37 07:26 14:03 11 / 32 7 / 9 Pembroke M1 Mays 1st 06:36 07:30 14:06 12 / 32 1 / 10 Hughes Hall M1 Mays 3rd 06:56 07:28 14:24 13 / 32 5 / 9 Downing M2 Mays 2nd 07:02 07:27 14:29 14 / 32 2 / 10 Queens' M2 Mays 3rd 07:08 07:27 14:35 15 / 32 6 / 9 Sidney Sussex M1 Mays 2nd 07:11 07:29 14:40 16 / 32 8 / 9 Emmanuel M1 Mays 1st 06:59 07:51 14:50 17 / 32 7 / 9 Pembroke M2 Mays 2nd 07:14 07:38 14:52 18 / 32 3 / 10 Darwin M1 Mays 3rd 07:14 07:44 14:58 19 / 32 1 / 4 Clare M3 Mays Lower 07:19 07:44 15:03 20 / 32 9 / 9 Trinity Hall M1 Mays 1st 07:05 08:07 15:12 21 / 32 4 / 10 Trinity Hall M2 Mays 3rd 07:25 07:48 15:13 22 / 32 5 / 10 Girton M2 Mays 3rd 07:25 07:49 15:14 23 / 32 6 / 10 Emmanuel M2 Mays 3rd 07:32 07:57 15:29 25 / 32 7 / 10 Clare M2 Mays 3rd 07:32 08:01 15:34 26 / 32 8 / 10 Selwyn M2 Mays 3rd 07:35 08:01 15:36 27 / 32 8 / 9 Girton M3 Mays 2nd 07:45 07:57 15:42 28 / 32 2 / 4 Pembroke M3 Mays Lower 07:42 08:02 15:44 29 / 32 9 / 10 Robinson M2 Mays 3rd 07:56 08:05 16:01 30 / 32 10 / 10 King's M2 Mays 3rd 07:49 08:23 16:12 31 / 32 9 / 9 Wolfson M1 Mays 2nd 07:50 08:38 16:28 32 / 32 3 / 4 Darwin M2 Mays Lower 08:05 08:31 16:36 32 / 32 4 / 4 Wolfson M2 Mays Lower 07:58 09:23 17:21 </pre></p><h4>Women's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Pos in cat Club Crew Category Leg 1 Leg 2 Total time</b> 1 / 17 1 / 11 Caius W1 Mays 1st 07:39 07:51 15:30 2 / 17 2 / 11 Clare W1 Mays 1st 07:48 08:19 16:07 3 / 17 3 / 11 Christ's W1 Mays 1st 07:50 08:19 16:09 4 / 17 4 / 11 Pembroke W1 Mays 1st 07:58 08:17 16:15 5 / 17 5 / 11 St Catherine's W1 Mays 1st 07:55 08:26 16:21 6 / 17 1 / 4 Murray Edwards W1 Mays 2nd 07:48 08:49 16:37 <b> 7 / 17 6 / 11 First and Third W1 Mays 1st 08:02 08:37 16:39</b> 8 / 17 7 / 11 Queens' W1 Mays 1st 08:09 08:34 16:43 9 / 17 8 / 11 Emmanuel W1 Mays 1st 07:48 08:59 16:47 10 / 17 9 / 11 Selwyn W1 Mays 1st 08:10 08:41 16:51 11 / 17 10 / 11 Magdalene W1 Mays 1st 08:12 08:45 16:57 12 / 17 2 / 4 King's W1 Mays 2nd 08:06 09:10 17:16 13 / 17 11 / 11 Trinity Hall W1 Mays 1st 08:29 08:53 17:22 14 / 17 3 / 4 St Catherine's W2 Mays 2nd 08:29 09:04 17:33 15 / 17 4 / 4 Pembroke W2 Mays 2nd 08:50 09:20 18:10 16 / 17 1 / 2 Caius W2 Mays 3rd 08:58 09:36 18:34 17 / 17 2 / 2 St Catherine's W3 Mays 3rd 09:37 10:17 19:54</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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