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Back in September 2012 I arrived at Christ's Boathouse, having not rowed for 34 years.
This year I have come second in the English Indoor Rowing champs today (7.04.1) (See picture!). In June I was 4th at the British Masters Champs in a 4+ in the 45 to 50 yo section, missing a medal by less than a metre.
English Indoor rowing Championships (Manchester).
- 5th February
- Men’s heavyweight Category, age 60 to 69.
- 2000m race on Concept 2 indoor rowers.
Boathouse Tendering took place during Aug 16, during which, thanks to healthy fundraising, it was found possible to combine all phases and proceed with the whole design. The overall build contract was placed by the College with Barnes Construction late Sept 16, and work started on site 10th Oct. Meanwhile the boathouse was cleared during Sept (with some help provided by participants at the Alumni Regatta on 17th Sept!), and the Club will operate from the temporary facility established by Caius in the grounds of Corpus boathouse for the whole of academic year 2016/17.
On Saturday 17th September alumni from across the decades gathered at the boathouse for the biennial Blades Regatta. A chilly day did not hamper the enthusiasm of our four alumni crews (or that of one novice pair of guests gaining their first experience of rowing) and there was a great afternoon of racing.
The Head of the Cam, in week 1 of Easter Term, was a celebration of CCBC past, present and future! The student first and second boats raced in the morning and then the Boathouse was filled with alumni, recent and not-so-recent for the afternoon division! The club fielded student W1, M1, W2, M2 and Crustaceans M1 (Aldridge), M2 (Hobson), M3 (Swallow), M4 (Martin), an IM3 IV+ (Beckett) and W1 - quite an achievement to boat all of these crews and we all arrived in the marshalling zone before any other club!