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Keep track of our progress throughout the week here!
|Crew||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Overall|
|M1||Bumped Robinson M1||Bumped Queens' M1||Rowed over||Bumped FaT M1||+3|
|W1||Rowed over||Bumped by Clare W1||Rowed over||Bumped by FaT W1||-2|
|M2||Rowed over||Bumped by Pembroke M2||Rowed over as Sandwich Boat||Bumped by Hughes Hall M1||-2|
|W2||Rowed over||Bumped by Newnham W2||Bumped by Wolfson W1||Bumped by Clare W2||-3|
To round off the term, W1 entered Women's head of the river on the tideway - with only half of the crew having raced on the tideway before this was an exciting day. We got the train to London, rerigged Spirit, and then took advantage of the earlier start to go for a pre-paddle up to Chiswick bridge giving us time to adjust to the choppier water of the Thames. We put in some practice starts and some rate builds and concluded that for the race, we just needed to go for it off the start - so just like bumps! With this in mind we returned to Sons of Thames for a spot of lunch.
After a hefty paddle down to the marshalling zone, we were disappointed not to see W1 row over. As soon as we pushed off again the focus snapped back to our own boat and we nailed our practice start by the Plough.
With Robinson behind us looking for revenge, and Queens' having a tough year ahead of us the plan was to go off hard and hold on until we hit Queens'.
We started the race quite optimistically, thinking we had a good chance of bumping Sidney Sussex M1 after they got bumped relatively quickly on the first day. We had a solid start and pushed away from Pembroke M2.
Meanwhile we were steadily gaining on Sidney, getting to half a length. They were not letting them being defeated easily though and kept a steady pace.
By now, Pembroke had regained speed and were coming ever closer. We tried a few pushes, but it was not of much help. Soon there was overlap and after some blade contact our cox conceded.
The race plan for today was to go off hard and hold on, having seen Clare bump Emma yesterday, and having heard Kate’s praise for their finishes. We were also chasing Newnham again today after rowing over behind them yesterday.
M2 approached the first day of this bumps campaign with confidence, having prepared well throughout the term by training hard.
At the gun they wound up to a blistering pace with St Edmund's firmly in their sights. Seeking to capitalise on Eddie's mistake (pushing off diagonally), they surged forwards at rate 35.
Unfortunately it was not to be as Eddie's bumped Sidney Sussex M1 before First Post corner. Emmanuel M2 (chasing Christ's) were 3 lengths behind by this stage, a margin which was stretched to 10 lengths by the finish.
This afternoon we sat on the start line, ready to go, a term’s worth of training under our belts, having executed our best start of term on the way up to psyche out our opposition, and fuelled by pancakes and crunchy chocolate sauce from crew pasta. Ahead of us were Newnham the winners of Pembroke regatta, and chasing us were Emma – a relatively unknown quantity. We de-kitted at the 4 minute gun, pushed out with 30 s to go, and with the start cannon we were off.