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Kingston Head of the River 2007

Saturday 24th March

Previous event: Women's Eights Head of the River Race - Following event: Head of the River Race

1st Men's VIII

Bow: Will Kerr‑Muir, 2: Ed Day, 3: Philip Garsed, 4: Ben Evans, 5: Rob Patterson (FaT), 6: David O'Brien, 7: Chris Baker, Stroke: Joel Jennings, Cox: Mary Flook

2nd out of 7 crews in S4 in a time of 17:19.8, 21st out of 82 crews in VIII's

Will Kerr-Muir reports:

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We'd practised the start a couple of times while waiting for other crews to arrive, so there was no problem there, and the first few minutes went fairly well. Rounding the corner though the wind picked up and the conditions became less than ideal... bouncy with water hitting riggers and occasionally crashing over the bow. It held together reasonably, the only problem being that the work didn't quite pick up as it could have when the water became calmer.

Still, it was good practice for HORR on Saturday. Although hopefully it won't be as windy and rough, we've had a trial run if it is, and we can avoid being distracted so much by the conditions and keep the focus on the power.

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