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May Term 2019
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1st women's VIII
Champion of the Thames Eights Head (Women's 1st Div. Mays)
Bumped by Pembroke
Bumped by Pembroke
W1 may have been bumped today but we are still proud of how we rowed. Pembroke (with their four triallists) were simply faster than us and Churchill caught Girton too quickly... After a fast (but we know we can be faster) start we moved on Churchill and away from Pembroke. A faulty cox box meant there was much shouting from within the boat and from the bank, encouraging us to dig deep to hold off Pembroke for as long as possible. We didn’t break and kept pushing together, making Pembroke work for their (deserved) Bump just before the plough.
Tomorrow will be a big day for us and we hope to do ourselves and Bomber proud :)
An awesome row by W1 today saw us hold off Fitzwilliam for the whole course. This row over (chasing back Pembroke was always going to be a long shot...) was essential for us to get in a good position for the rest of our Bumps campaign. We rowed the best we have done all term, as a single unit pushing together and trusting each other to keep digging. Some wonderful steering and strong pushes saw us hold Fitz at station (we fundamentally disagree with the whistle their coach gave them!) and move away down the reach. Tomorrow: Girton. Let’s go!!!
Our first (and well deserved) bump! Today we ploughed into Girton W1 before first post corner, getting our first whistle before we had even finished the start sequence. From this point the whistles came quickly as our rate and power remained high. Poor old Girton didn’t stand a chance! Tomorrow will be a harder day as we chase Clare W1 but we are now confident that we have a strong start as well as the ability to row the whole course well.
And to make things even better, today was the first day we didn’t row in the rain! Lauren even applies suncream!!!
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