The Club's Results
Cambridge Head-2-Head, Lent Term 2016
Performance squad crew (a) (Lents 1st Division)
|Miscellaneous men's VIIIs|
|in Black Prince|
|bow||Andrew McFarthing||2||Agustin Ferrari-Braun|
|3||Petr Dolezal||4||Tom Wilson|
|5||Matthew Griffiths||6||Matthew Crowe|
|7||Michael Thornton||str||Tom King|
Coxed by: Lydia Bass
15th/15; 7:12.6 + 8:08.3
We didn't push as much as we could. Everybody knows that. For me personally it might have been because I didn't realize how does the course of the race look like precisely so I didn't know how much of it was left. When I look back at it I think the cox also didn't stress this enough in the first race. When I heard "push harder for ten" I thought it will be about quarter of the race left but in fact it was only these ten strokes.
Things changed for me in the second race, probably because I knew the reach better. In comparison Fairbarns, the last race for me before this one, were in terms of coxing much more emotional and much more focused on the pure motivation.
Well I was pushing as hard as I could ... however given that this was my 5th and 6th 2k pieces of the day that likely isn't saying much. The only things I remember of the race are pain (lots of pain) and moving through a very dense cloud of water being constantly generated in the river frame by 7's backsplash, I call it the Michael-climate.