The Club's Results

Champion of the Thames Eights Head, May Term 2013

A Head race for eights from the Plough Pub to the Penny Ferry.
Sun 12th May

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1st men's VIII, Men's 1st Div. Mays

9th in Category (+0:20)
Time: 5:10
Having come off our practice start on a seemingly sustainable split that would have us destroying Downing's course record, we were incredibly surprised to be hit a massive head-gust coming around Ditton during the race. Despite claims to the contrary however, we were not slower than W1. Bore off Dougall. (mt)
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2nd men's VIII, Men's 2nd Div. Mays

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1st women's VIII, Women's 1st Div. Mays

7th in Category (+0:23)
Time: 5:57
Having rowed in some pretty serious headwinds in outings just before the race, we felt conditions were almost pleasant on race day.

The marshal complimented us on being the only boat that had managed to hold its ground during marshaling on the reach, while various boats encroached from behind and drifted away up to Grassy. Our practice starts weren't bad, especially considering they were Danielle's first and second with us. However, our modicum of confidence in the day deteriorated quickly when the marshal above the start repeatedly demanded that we back it down to a spot ahead of us, and simultaneously Jesus attempted to spin into us. Now it was a real Cam river head race.

Despite all of this chaos, the first 500m felt very solid, with a nice flowy rhythm and a solid corner round Ditton. I felt we dealt with the renewed gusts on the reach well, but as we reached the kink both pressure and placements were deteriorating rapidly. We gained some speed back at the bridge, but failed to produce a convincing wind for the finish.

There's speed to gain from higher rates and working together, but continual improvements in both technique and fitness are still needed before Bumps. (Julia A.)
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4th men's VIII, Men's 4th div. Mays

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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's College VIIIs</h4><p><pre> Downing M1 00:12:50 Queens M1 00:13:09 Christ's M1 00:13:26 Robinson M1 00:13:31 <b>FaT M1 00:13:32</b> Magdalene M1 00:13:33 LMBC M2 00:13:35 Queens M2 00:13:39 Churchill M1 00:13:44 Fitz M1 00:13:53 Clare M1 00:13:57 SCCBC M2 00:14:00 Downing M2 00:14:05 Sidney M1 00:14:09 Emma M1 00:14:10 <b>FaT M2 00:14:10</b> Caius M2 00:14:14 LMBC M2 00:14:21 Churchill M2 00:14:37 Queen's M4 00:14:38 . . . </pre></p><h4>Women's College VIIIs</h4><p><pre> Downing W1 00:14:57 King's W1 00:15:26 <b>FaT W1 00:15:27</b> SCCBC W1 00:15:40 Clare W1 00:15:46 Christ's W1 00:15:50 LMBC W1 00:16:01 Girton W1 00:16:17 MEBC W1 00:16:18 Magdalene W1 00:16:49 Tit Hall W1 00:16:51 Churchill W1 00:16:58 Emma W1 00:17:06 Caius W1 00:17:11 Magdalene W2 00:17:15 Sidney W1 00:17:24 Emma W2 00:17:35 Downing W2 00:17:35 King's W2 00:17:36 Emma W3 00:17:48 Newnham W3 00:17:56 HH/LC W1 00:17:57 </pre><br /> . . .</p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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