The Club's Results
Novice Fairbairn Cup 2022
1st women's novice VIII (1st division)
|1st women's novice VIII|
|bow||Judith Kravitzch||2||Zara Bek|
|3||Tilly Aldridge||4||Amelie Schroder|
|5||Hajna Williams||6||Charlotte Fischer|
|7||Emma Janssen||str||Qingyue Zhang|
Coxed by: James Quayle
Finally what we were all waiting for: Novice Fairbairns. Approximately 2700m to prove that a term spent being cold at 7:00am was worth it, and without a doubt it was.
We rowed well in a very strong division, as a crew it is the best we’ve felt. Shortly after Railway Bridge we caught a boat-stopping crab, but it did not demoralise the crew and we set off at a higher rate and with more power than before- demonstrating the mental toughness of the crew.
A pre-race paddle at 07:30 gave us a better warmup than the five strokes to the starting line, and every last piece of practice was worthwhile as we prepared for the culmination of two months’ of effort. Thank you to Neil for making that possible- and for everything else this term.
Unfortunately a time penalty has left a bitter taste as without the extra seconds on the start line we would have caught the crew ahead, but regardless the actual rowing was fantastic and would not have been possible without strong support from the bank and throughout the term.