The Club's Results
Peterborough Sprint Regatta, Summer 2013
A multi-lane 500m sprint race held on the Peterborough Rowing Lake.
Sat 10th - Sun 11th August
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Won by 1/3 length
We eventually recovered, and caught '99s and Auriol Kensington. We were fortunately first over the line shortly thereafter, enabling us to skip straight to the final.
All in all, not a bad row, but perhaps another piece of evidence that perhaps IV+ scratch crews typically should try to have an outing before racing to prevent comedy rowing.
Won by 3/4 length
A nice, calm, 500m later, with a few pushes and some nice grinding down of elderly women, we were quite pleasantly surprised that we could claim some pots, if only bow pair managed to produce some passport-sized photos.
Despite having earlier run into town for the now traditional mid-regatta coffee break*, Alex and I had neglected to consider that in the unlikely event that we were to win, locating a passport photo machine prior to 5pm on a Sunday evening might be a good idea.
Immediately after the race, we hopped out of the boat, leaving the boys to deal with derigging while we chased down some photographs. After a dead end at ASDA and some quick thinking, we found ourselves at the Peterborough Railway Station (which has been renovated quite nicely since the last time I visited, I might add) imposing ourselves on the very lovely staff. Fortunately for us, we found a passport photo machine and returned to the regatta site just in time to collect pots and points!
*Poor Alex also was rear-ended during this ill-fated coffee trip. She's a trooper.
Last by a couple of lengths
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