The Club's Results

May Term 2012

2nd men's VIII

Cambridge Head-2-Head (2nd division)

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City Sprints (Mens Mays Division 2)

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Champion of the Thames Eights Head (Men's 2nd Div. Mays)

Time: 5:37.8
Not much to say except for it was a pretty scrappy row until things suddenly clicked into place around Morley's Holt and my line around Ditton can be considered beautifully tight.

Personally speaking marshalling was great: I befriended the Maggie M2 bowman as we held on to one another to avoid drifting across the Reach, and the King's M1 cox has no sense of camaraderie or cooperation as he turned down my suggestion to do the same whilst he was actually failing even more than I was to stay tucked in. Not at all bitter. (Penelope)
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Cambridge 99's Regatta (2nd division), 2nd men's VIII (With 2 subs)

Quarter finals
Lost to Caius II by (?) lengths
We were certain to win this race easily, it is only Caius II after all. However we lost. (Ahmad)
In the battle for Trinity Street, the irresistible force of Caius met the immovable object of First and Third in a race that will go down in history as one of the many rowing races that happened that weekend. There were old scores to be settled: scores such as '2 lengths' and 'easily' that have happened in previous years. It was decided that Caius won for this year at least, and indeed at most. (Pete)
Semi finals
Lost to Magdalene by 1 1/2 lengths
We heard that Magdalene had lost spectacularly in their first round. So we thought they should be a beatable opponent.
Near the start line, I take one look at them and I see 8 body builders ready to race with us. But we never lost faith because physical strength is not everything in this sport. So we raced as hard as we could but it did not work. (Ahmad)
In Round 2, the giants of Magdalene met the titans of First and Third, making them both seem normal-sized. Magdalene won this time.

Looking ahead to June, each crew will be rowing several times and in various combinations, each bump of it massively mattering to someone, presumably. There's so much rowing going on, it is impossible to keep up with all the rowing, but your best chance is here. (Pete)
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May Bumps

Bumped by Homerton
Perhaps in denial that we had been bumped the day before, or maybe distracted by something/someone in the boat in front, Ellie started the day trying to marshall in the wrong position. Or maybe it was just really bad parking; we'll never know.

The race started actually rather well. Homerton got a frankly absurd early whistle despite having hardly closed on us at all at that point. Maybe due to that, or perhaps because some of the crew have direct experience of what it's like to be smashed by homerton, a panic set in as they got closer. Race over. (Pete)

1. M2 crew photo

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