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Cambridge Head-2-Head, Lent Term 2013

A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2000m.
Sat 26th January

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4th men's VIII, 3rd Mays

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1st men's VIII, 1st Mays

5th college VIII
Time: 13:50
We lost to Bedford schoolboys... :-( but I guess you had to drag along a clueless 5 man, so its probably excusable. (Peter)
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2nd men's VIII, 2nd Mays

1st college second VIII; 9th college VIII overall
Time: 14:02
I seem to be getting very good at overtaking Champs in Ditton, crashing whilst doing so, and yet still winning a pot... (Thornton)
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3rd men's VIII, 3rd Mays

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1st women's VIII, 1st Mays

2nd womens college VIII
Time: 15:59
I knew that when we arrived on time for marshalling- despite general faff, a backstops build and Fordy's belief that we could still chat despite arriving 10 minutes before we were due to push off- that things were starting to go our way.

Eva set a strong rhythm into the first leg, which I probably failed to transmit since X-Press' insistence on sitting on the start line and not moving caused my fingers to numb. Blissfully unaware of the strong stream and tailwind (soon to be headwind) it felt like we were flying down the course. We were chunky at 32, which I thought justified a 'woohoo' on the first finish line. We were buoyed up by Yining's calls, having lost our two cheerleaders to an icy towpath and skinny tyres.

De-kitting was chaotic and caused some anguish, but we started the second leg strong. By this time, Fordy and Thomas had developed a relay system to deal with the difficult conditions. Coaching points were hurled at us up until about Grassy, where Thomas then took up the charge. We were surprised by the headwind on the reach, but soldiered on and dutifully (though possibly not too effectively) wound it up at the white house. Angela's personal paparazzi also appeared at some point and gave us some gorgeous photos and a new resolve to concentrate on bladework.

A good result for early in term, and the best race I've had in a long time.

Points for next time:
1. Don't take your hands out of your sleeves until the last possible moment
2. Wind it up in the water
3. Someone should take my Canadian mountain bike instead of insisting that your hybrids are 'preferable'. (Julia A.)
I object, I was on a 25mm tyre road bike, not some hybrid. (Thomas)
But you were never going to fit on Julia's bike. I claim I'll ride Julia's bike when she convinces me the brake levers do more than warm the rims up. (Peter)
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's College VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Club Crew Leg1 Leg2 Overall </b> Caius M1 06:03 06:53 12:56 Downing M1 06:04 06:56 13:00 Queens' M1 06:15 07:10 13:25 Lady Margaret M1 06:27 07:19 13:46 <b>First and Third</b> M1 06:30 07:20 13:50 Clare M1 06:30 07:21 13:51 Christ's M1 06:32 07:26 13:58 Jesus M1 06:40 07:20 14:00 <b>First and Third M2 06:41 07:21 14:02</b> Churchill M1 06:40 07:26 14:06 Girton M1 06:37 07:30 14:07 Robinson M1 06:36 07:34 14:10 St Catharine's M1 06:42 07:28 14:10 Caius M2 06:38 07:35 14:13 Emmanuel M1 06:36 07:38 14:14 Pembroke M1 06:44 07:31 14:15 Downing M2 06:42 07:47 14:29 Lady Margaret M2 06:49 07:50 14:39 King's M1 06:52 07:49 14:41 Selwyn M1 06:49 07:55 14:44 Jesus M2 07:00 07:50 14:50 </pre></p><h4>Women's College VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Club Crew Leg1 Leg2 Overall </b> Downing W1 07:14 08:25 15:39 <b>First and Third</b> W1 07:19 08:40 15:59 Jesus W1 07:31 08:45 16:16 Newnham W1 07:32 08:46 16:18 Caius BC W1 07:28 09:03 16:31 Lady Margaret W1 07:38 08:59 16:37 Emmanuel W1 07:40 08:57 16:37 King's W1 07:47 09:03 16:50 Churchill W1 07:59 09:08 17:07 Magdalene W1 07:51 09:18 17:09 Queens' W1 07:54 09:24 17:18 Girton W1 08:05 09:22 17:27 Lady Margaret <b>W2</b> 08:07 09:24 17:31 Selwyn W1 08:12 09:24 17:36 Darwin W1 08:09 09:34 17:43 Pembroke W2 08:12 09:35 17:47 Churchill W2 08:11 09:37 17:48</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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