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25th Feb '03Bumps mobile reportingby mcp
The Lent Bumps begin this week - no doubt with the usual overload of thrills and spills...

Message posts from members' mobiles will appear below - so it is one of the places to keep an eye on for up-to-the-minute information from the river.
by Dubya - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 11:56am
wow
this is so so cool!
by Dubya - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 11:57am
testing
wow, it works!
by Rose the Twat - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 12:32pm
Checking template. So how does formatting work? Tags?
by Dubya - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 12:41pm
Rose the Twat said: Checking template. So how does formatting work? Tags?
Spot the computer geeks
by Simon - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 12:44pm
Good luck everyone!
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 1:45pm
Formatting
There isn't any formatting option because there is on preview - so you wouldn't catch errors. Seems to be working then
by Simon - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 2:00pm
Do these posts get included in the posting statistics?
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 2:23pm
Men's division 4
4th boat crashed off the start, but pulled away well. A host of fines below! EM, St Eds and Mag may rerow.
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 3:08pm
Women's division 3
Bright but breezy conditions saw Catz blown onto bank at start. Good racing elsewhere,class overbump at bottom.
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 3:57pm
Men's division 3
Complete chaos mid division. Cla and Gir caught in it - tech RO. 4th boat mowed down hh. Hom and Ftz rerow.
by Mike - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 4:01pm
Martin said: Men's division 3
Also well done to 3rd VIII for bumping Sidney II. Results coming in pretty much simultaneously on CUR1350 and 1+3 website :-)
by Mike - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 4:02pm
Mike said the wrong thing...
Sorry - that's obviously Selwyn II, not Sidney II. D'oh!
by Simon - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:13pm
Hmmm, still no sign of M2 - can we have text messages with updates when there are delays (as this is what I guess has happened here)?
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:14pm
Men's division 2
An awesome row from 2nd boat say them hold off fast PET till railings. CCAT rower ended up in the river.
by nail-bitten in London - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:14pm
Simon said: Hmmm, still no sign of M2 - can we have text messages with updates when there are delays (as this is what I guess has happened here)?
Hear, hear (or rather - I can't hear, as the CUR online feed is strugggling; neither can I see any results anywhere)...
by Mike - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:16pm
Simon said: Hmmm, still no sign of M2
From CUR1350: (But possibly take it with pinch of salt, as he didn't yet have places 15-18)

Emma II bpd Christ's II. Peterhouse bpd 1st+3rd II. LMBC II bpd Downing II. Queens' bpd Fitz.

Lower down it appears Emma II and Christ's II failed to clear, so CCAT probably have technical rowover.
by damn those pesky first boats - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:18pm
Mike said: From CUR1350: (But possibly take it with pinch of salt, as he didn't yet have places 15-18)

Emma II bpd Christ's II. Peterhouse bpd 1st+3rd II. LMBC II bpd Downing II. Queens' bpd Fitz.

Lower down it appears Emma II and Christ's II failed to clear, so CCAT probably have technical rowover.
So - barring the dream scenario of bumping back, it's a day's rest, then holding off King's, with an always-satisfying bump on Downing II to follow on Friday?
by Simon - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:28pm
Martin said: CCAT rower ended up in the river.
Martin would be perfect as the person who writes the fly sheets for the Evening Standard - giving just enough information to make you want to know more (i.e. to buy the newspaper), but not enough to tell you any details at all: e.g. "Bank rate decision" instead of "Interest Rates Cut". Or in this case "CCAT rower ended up in the river" when it's probably something like he slipped on the towpath...
by wrong thread? - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:30pm
Simon said: Martin would be perfect as the person who writes the fly sheets for the Evening Standard - giving just enough information to make you want to know more (i.e. to buy the newspaper), but not enough to tell you any details at all: e.g. "Bank rate decision" instead of "Interest Rates Cut". Or in this case "CCAT rower ended up in the river" when it's probably something like he slipped on the towpath...
"Roy Castle dies..."
by Dubya - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 5:56pm
Simon said: Hmmm, still no sign of M2 - can we have text messages with updates when there are delays (as this is what I guess has happened here)?
It seems to take him about 35 minutes to sort it out on average... that's not bad. Extra text messages cost money -- 24p a shot!
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 6:05pm
Dubya said: It seems to take him about 35 minutes to sort it out on average... that's not bad. Extra text messages cost money -- 24p a shot!
When there is lots of carnage they take ages to decide what bumps will be awarded - which causes the delay. Things were running a bit behind because of the disputes too.
If they were significantly behind I would send an update.
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 6:10pm
Simon said: ... just enough information to make you want to know more but not enough to tell you any details at all
Yes this is a problem. I will try to avoid a repeat performance. Any other suggestions welcome.

:-)
by Simon - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 6:19pm
Martin said: Yes this is a problem. I will try to avoid a repeat performance.
No, it's not a problem at all... it makes you keen to know more, which is how it should be.

So how did CCAT rower end up in the river?
by Martin - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 6:25pm
So how did CCAT rower end up in the river?
That was the point - I had no idea ;-)
by keef - Tue 25th Feb 2003, 7:57pm
According to the cucbc message boards, on attempting to steer around emma II ccat had a problem with a tree. Which deposited their 2 man in the river.
by WAP unenabled - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 10:08am
What am I doing wrong? I cannot send a text message. :'(
by Amelia - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 10:15am
Test - I wonder if this will work..
by Martin - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 12:25pm
Am just testing new WAP pages - please ignore bogus day2 results...
by Martin - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 12:57pm
ok, they have been improved so that around the top and bottom of the divisions it does what you expect.... Fingers crossed!
by Simon - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 2:00pm
Dubya said: Extra text messages cost money -- 24p a shot!
Which might rule out the chance of ball-by-ball updates of the BPBC v 1st & 3rd cricket this year...
by always-on connection - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 2:03pm
Simon said: Which might rule out the chance of ball-by-ball updates of the BPBC v 1st & 3rd cricket this year...
Surely there must be a 3G solution we could implement by then?
by Martin - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 2:07pm
Men's division 4
Rerow posted
by Martin - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 2:10pm
Men's division 3
Rerow posted
by Martin - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 3:50pm
Fourth boat mowed down corpus at the motor way bridge. Henry is cycling around aimlessly with their greenery ;-)
by gf - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 3:58pm
Martin said: Fourth boat mowed down corpus at the motor way bridge. Henry is cycling around aimlessly with their greenery ;-)
Adding a second 1st boat scalp on Friday then collecting Disney II or the Hommers on Saturday? Nice work, too, by the 3rd VIII.
by In other sports news - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 4:20pm
India 250-9 off their 50 overs v England 0-0 off 0.
by Martin - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 4:30pm
Women pulled away from Catz well. Pem had 5 foot overlap for overbump!
by Dan - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 4:41pm
This is bloody cool, down with the maggie scum!
by Martin - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 5:01pm
1st men's division
1st men row over after disaster.
by dw - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 5:45pm
Tantalising...

Any further info anyone?
by Mike - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 5:49pm
dw said: Any further info anyone?
Quarter of a length off Maggie coming into Ditton when crab at four effectively ended the race. They had a go at getting back at Maggie but the distance was too great. Emma closed to within a length but never looked like getting any closer. Roll on tomorrow.

Of course, if you'd listened to CUR1350, you'd have heard all that long ago...
by dw - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 5:54pm
I tried online but it didn't work...

Cheers anyway.
by Mike - Wed 26th Feb 2003, 5:58pm
dw said: I tried online but it didn't work...
Apologies for that. Our RealAudio server isn't quite coping with demand at the moment. We are looking into alternative solutions for the Mays though.
by Martin - Thu 27th Feb 2003, 12:46pm
Day 3
Technical glitches or not, the bumps go on... Lets hope this computer holds out!
by Martin - Thu 27th Feb 2003, 3:36pm
Men's division 2
2nd boat rowed over 3 lengths clear Great row.
by Martin - Thu 27th Feb 2003, 5:03pm
Men's division 1
Fat bumped at ditt, a host of other bumps in the reach
by Martin - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 12:47pm
Men's division 3
Test update... Apologies.
by Martin - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 1:46pm
Women's division 3
Huge pile up at bottom of division, three tech row overs.
by Martin - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 2:20pm
Men's division 3
Major failure to clear by Clare stops bottom half of division. Je accept tech ro.
by Mike - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 2:50pm
Martin said: Men's division 3
Well done to the 4th VIII - three bumps and two 1st VIII scalps already (Clare Hall at motorway bridge today). Sidney II tomorrow for blades...

3rd VIII unlucky to have driftwood two in front, so Pembroke II tomorrow for the up 3. The curse of the Sherrington strikes the 3rd VIII yet again...
by Martin - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 3:42pm
Men's division 2
2nd men blown into bank on start. Gutted.
by Martin - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 4:23pm
cai bump in W1 at the white house.
by Martin - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 4:55pm
1st Div about to start.
by Rose the Twat - Fri 28th Feb 2003, 8:25pm
Food
Blondie 2002 are lovely
by Dan - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 11:28am
The final day arrives...
by Martin - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 12:57pm
Men's division 3
3rd division rerow results posted.
by Dan - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 1:41pm
Gutsy Tit Hall 2 bumped in gut by smooth Clare 2 in W3. Nice row.
by Dan - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 3:29pm
Slight gusty wind picking up on the reach, could start to affect crews coming round Ditton. M2 about to start.
by Martin - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 4:36pm
Wonderful result for the women's VIII - bumping up for the first time since 2000 - New Hall out of grassy. Sidney were nowhere. :-)
by Dan - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 4:51pm
FaT and Caius pulled in - awaiting the 4 min gun.
by Martin - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 5:06pm
Men's division 1
1-st men close to under half a length at the plough, but fail to bump.
by Dan - Sat 1st Mar 2003, 5:13pm
FaT get to within quarter of a length in Plough reach but headship eludes them. Top 5 all row over. Time for alcohol. :(
by Martin - Sun 2nd Mar 2003, 4:54pm
An exhausting week, even for those who weren't rowing ;-) Well done to the 1st VIII who, although not quite fast enough, did us proud. And to the women for going up - that was great to watch too.

As something of a conclusion to the successful 'mobile update' thing, the technically minded may be interested to hear that in the 5 days we had 100000 pages requested from the site, 10000 views of the Lents results page and 1200 WAP pages. Number of people who used it is all is difficult to guess, but probably around 3300.
by Dubya - Tue 11th Mar 2003, 4:36pm
sculls
Prelim results say ed richardsn won men's shell by about 30 seconds over ash. Jpd 5th jwe 9th palmer overtook!
by mjb - Thu 13th Mar 2003, 12:03pm
Any chance of live Cardinals updates for those of us who have to do Full Technical Reports instead of racing ?
by Dubya - Sat 29th Mar 2003, 5:51pm
head
First eight blade clash may be time penalty, but prob near 160th, race so so, hope beat caius. Black prince 333, doh.
by Dubya - Sat 29th Mar 2003, 7:54pm
Bpbc
Apparently final result is 339. Beaten by boar by 45 seconds. fat was 174. J
by Rose the Twat - Sun 30th Mar 2003, 2:23pm
arse.We're doing badly so far at henley. Granta rerow, women all lost.
by Dubya - Sun 30th Mar 2003, 3:23pm
grantc
In re row ed's granta crew beat oxford by 2.5 lengths time 6.19. Other crews lost. J
by gf - Thu 3rd Apr 2003, 5:19pm
The Filth won the Veterans' Boat Race by 2 lengths, with Donald McDonald characteristically winning in nasty weather conditions. 1 out of 6 and counting.
by Simon - Sat 5th Apr 2003, 8:15am
Pommers wrist injured - Ben Smith promoted
by Simon - Sat 5th Apr 2003, 9:56pm
Pub crawl: All scheduled pubs completed! Verdict: avoid big pubs, go for Dove, Black Lion
Blue Anchor!
by Dubya - Fri 18th Apr 2003, 3:15pm
RTT regatta
Finals, cup rose v summers, plate suret v davies. Comedy, martin lost to both birds! Alert, UL birds are fat!
by Dubya - Fri 18th Apr 2003, 3:33pm
rtt regatta update
summers beat rose 1.25l and davies beat suret 1.25l. blade swapping will now commence, come to bh now! J
by Dubya - Fri 18th Apr 2003, 5:59pm
rtt regatta
Darcy swapped his blades over in a single. Davies summers rose all got wet. All now moved to Maypole, come join us.
by Simon - Sat 26th Apr 2003, 9:47am
CORC bumps race 1: BPBC tech r/o after marshal error.
by Simon - Sat 26th Apr 2003, 11:57am
CORC bumps race 2: BPBC r/o after bpd by Trinity(!)
bpd Falcon. Crazy Torpids rules!
by Simon - Sat 26th Apr 2003, 2:25pm
CORC bumps race 2: BPBC overbpd Jesus but only up 1.
by Simon - Sat 26th Apr 2003, 5:15pm
CORC bumps race 4: BPBC overbpd CORC III but only go up 1. Finish up 2. Massive thanks to ChCh.
by Martin - Wed 11th Jun 2003, 1:40am
Men's division 6
Testing, testing...

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