The Club's Results

Head of the Nene, Lent Term 2017

An important regional 2500m/5000m timed head race
Sat 4th February

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2nd men's VIII, Novice VIIIs

2nd in category, 6th overall
Time: 10:04
This was our first outing together as a crew as M1 had previously stolen one of our bowsiders a few days before when their bowman did not show.

It wasn't a bad race considering it was our first together as a crew. The weather was surprisingly sunny for a February, morale was high, and if we had had a few more outings together we could have shaved off those 4s to come in pole position and win ourselves some pots. A good set-up for this term.

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1st men's VIII, IM3 VIIIs

3rd in category, 11th overall
Time: 17:31.6
Not the most usual or expected of races. We overtook three times, were overtaken by St Paul's' hungry 2nd VIII, and were impeded on an overtake by an overhead crabbing RAF crew.

It's quite clear that we're not rowing together. There are many odd things going on, and once our crew order is fixed we can (and must) really work on getting all the parts of our stroke and recovery together. I think the 8 of us can row sufficiently well - we just need to agree on what we are doing at each point in the cycle. We also need to keep our heads in the boat more - I know I was myself guilty of breaching this fundamental rule more than once on Saturday.

Not our best race, but we went in with a good attitude, and came out with a great one. Now we just need to make sure we all do weights, do our set ergs, and commit to every single stroke, every single outing.

Most importantly, the post-race "Nandanks" generated a new goal for the term: JESUS-PEMBROKE-CAIUS. Let's do it, lads. We've got it in us, now we know exactly what we're fighting for, let's go out and smash it over the next four weeks.
Crews were set off with barely any gap. As a result we spent most of our time in pretty awful water. This was good preparation for all of the bumps we are going to be making. There was a tremendous feeling that there is a lot more to come from the crew. Let's bring it all together.

Crew Nandos generated a lot of positive energy. Time to smash it.
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