Another day, another row over. This one was more frustrating than the first. We started today hoping to catch Queens’ M2 off guard. We had a whistle on them soon after the motorway bridge, at which point Alex alerted us to “a sandwich situation” up ahead as Queens M2′ were gaining on FaT M2.
We pushed hard, were rewarded with calls that we were gaining and then… “Hold it up!” Crews ahead had failed to clear and blocked up the river. A re-row for Queens’ M2 and FaT M2, with Sidney not invited to the party, possibly because Alex had once again managed to fit through an impossibly small gap and take us away from the carnage. We were awarded a technical row over/there were no crews racing behind us so we took it home at a calm rate 18.
Special commendation to Lucian for rowing past the whole W1 division without trying to organise a swap with any of them