Women’s VIII takes Lents by storm!!

Day 1: Couldn’t have gone better really. A dramatic bump on Clare II around First Post Corner sees us almost disqualified but given the benefit of the doubt (yet heavily fined) by the lovely curly-haired umpire. An hours break to visit the local pub barefoot (and probably for the last time on a Tuesday afternoon) before taking to the water once more to face Addenbrookes at the bottom of division 2. Bumped before the motorway bridge. Day 1 was a resounding success, with a day off to recover.

Day 2: Next up was Caius II, who’d rowed over the previous day. Overhearing the Addenbrookes coach behind us at the start tipping us to bump gave us confidence, and another powerful start led to a bump before the motorway bridge. Job done!

Day 3: Next up against the St Ed’s steamroller was Anglia Ruskin. The marshall informed us on the start that we were predicted to bump, and that’s exactly what we did. A perfect start and clinical finish left ARU wondering what hit them.

Day 4: After 4 bumps, we were ready to take on the might 1st and 3rd. Having had a technical rowover the previous day, they were relatively fresh and we knew they’d be a tough opposition. They were all that stood in the way of us and earning our blades. After a rocky start, we settled into a good rhythm and were within reaching distance by Grassy Corner. Unfortunately, they matched us for every push and remained just out of our grasp. Disappointed, we rowed back to the boat house.

Overall, this was the best Bumps campaign the crew had seen. Good job, ladies!!

Ergo Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of our traditional 100m Ergo Challenge tonight!

The fastest guy was Marko, and the fastest girl was Amna, each taking a bottle of spirits as their prize.
Runners-up Igor and Catherine each won a box of chocolates.

Some determined and impressive performances, in spite of the traditional falling-off-the-seat antics. Thanks to everyone who participated, and apologies for misspelling of any names 🙂

See you at the Boat House tomorrow!


Rowing at St Edmund’s

BLUE looks good on you!
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Saturday 9th October, 6pm, Garden Room, St. Edmund’s College
(Library building)

May Bumps 2010

A great year for SECBC! Congratulations to the Men’s First VIII AND Men’s Second VIII in their earning of blades in the 2010 May Bumps.  The Women’s First VIII were not able to advance up the field, but their form on the water was complimented by many senior rowers. With many of the crew in this year’s Dev Squad, we’re hopeful of a great campaign next year…

photos to follow