May Bumps 2016 – Wednesday – M1

Today was always going to be a tough race for a determined Sidney M1. Chasing a confident Clare M2 we went in looking to create some pressure from stroke one – and that we did. Having been made to wait for Georgina we channelled that energy into an aggressive, yet controlled, start getting to rate 45 with the cover we usually get at 40 and as we came out of our stride we heard our coach, Silvia, shouting “inside station.”
Behind us Emma started well and held us into Grassy. However our powerful, committed, and technical rowing allowed us to open up a gap as we moved onto the Reach. Unfortunately Clare showed their class and were able to push us back with all three crews completing emphatic row overs
Tomorrow we find ourselves chasing Queens’ M2 and we will be looking for the same race again; cool, calm, collected.

The Team Spirit award goes to W1 for being the loudest crew on the Cam and lifting the crew as we passed the P&E

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