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Champs Eights Head

Sunday 20th May

Previous event: City Sprints

1st Men's VIII

Bow: Jon Swain, 2: Gabriel Bliard, 3: Will Broadbelt, 4: Matt Simpson, 5: Stephen Kindness, 6: Peter Rees, 7: James Henderson, Stroke: Riccardo Conci, Cox: Harry Ellison‑Wright

4:21.7 (2nd overall, course record)

Gabriel Bliard reports:


As the training had come along a lot over the past weeks, we were very confident that we could do well at champs eights head this year. Our goal was to set a new course record and beat the previous 4:20.4 set by clare M1 two years ago. We gave ourselves plenty of time to warm up down to the start and got a 1min burst up to the start to get the blood flowing and the nerves out: "a lung opener" as grip would say. It was a bit tense but it was good. We then had to wait for a little too long but managed to set off first as Maggie had arrived late.

We had a very clean start, perhaps a little too clean, we only brought the rate up to 41-42. As planned we pushed out of grassy corner and maintained decent splits from then onwards. As soon as Harry called us up having splits higher than the course record (1:31.5) we brought it back down which makes me think we could have probably done better. We averaged a solid 36-37 the whole way but could have definitely done with a pip or two higher.

We stuck to our plan and got a course record by about a second. Sadly, that was not enough. However, I am fully confident that adding a little more grunt to it we can add a lot of speed.

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Photos of the 1st Men's VIII: click to view full size.

1st Women's VIII

Bow: Jamie Fox, 2: Vashti Davies, 3: Anna Bullard, 4: Ariane Dupas, 5: Olivia Brett, 6: Bethany Mason, 7: Katie Irwin, Stroke: Robyn Hamer, Cox: Ben Williams

1st in W1 Division!! (5:19.8, finally beat Downing...)

Other recent results

View other recent results and reports: City Sprints, Cambridge Spring Head to Head

Next event: Nines' Regatta

Sunday 27th May

A regatta over about 1000m from Ditton Corner to Morley's Holt.

See the Diary of Events for details of other events coming up.