Ok, the row overs aren’t funny any more, but since when has bumps been fair?
Once again, we had a quick start and moved up on Queens to get them to one length, but didn’t manage to reel them in any closer. FaT M2 bumped Downing M2 early on, so all Queens had to do was hold us off, and sadly they did. Another day following Queens M2, but we will take the fight to them once more.
There was little pressure from the ascending Clare M2, visible but never a threat. Glad to be able to halt their progress.
On a more positive note, the rowing has been really good so far this week and has not been reflected at all in the results. Special commendation to Philip Saville for doing a good job of keeping up with the rest of the crew, despite being his first term in the boat and having learned how to row in Oxford.