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Lent Bumps 2017 – Day 5

Today is Day 5 – the final day of Lent Bumps and it’s shaping up to be the most thrilling yet! We have 5 King’s crews racing in potentially 7 races:

12:40 – King’s M3 (6th in Div 4) chase Boathouse rivals, Churchill M3, chased by Jesus M4

12:40 – King’s M2 (Head of Div 4), chased by St Catharine’s M3

13:20 – King’s W3 (12th in Div 3) chase Clare Hall W1, chased by Anglia Ruskin W1

14:00 – Depending on the result of their first race, King’s M2 may have the chance to bump up into Div 3, chasing Queens’ M3

14:40 – King’s W1 (2nd in Div 2) chase Peterhouse W1, chased by Homerton W1

16:00 – Depending on the result of their first race, King’s W1 may have the chance to bump up into Div 1, chasing Trinity Hall W1

16:40 – King’s M1 (16th in Div 1) chase Trinity Hall M1, chased by Fitzwilliam M1

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Lent Bumps 2017 – Friday

W1 – Bumped Homerton W1, now 2nd in Div 2

Written by: Tabitha Biller

While we were still on a high from W1’s first bump in Lents for 4 years, the crew knew that we had to catch Homerton to give us the best chance of bumping on Saturday. Added to that we had a score to settle having been bumped by them on the final day of Lents last year. Confident that Fitz would catch Magdalene behind us, we were expecting to have to work hard and were prepared to chase Homerton down the full course if we had to.… Continue Reading

Lent Bumps 2017 – Day 4

Today is Day 4 of Lent Bumps and we’ve got four crews racing:

13:20 – King’s W2 (13th in Div 3) chase Anglia Ruskin W1, chased by Newnham W3

14:00 – King’s M2 (Div 3/4 sandwich boat) chase Queens’ M3

14:40 – King’s W1 (3rd in Div 2) chase Homerton W1, chased by Magdalene W1

16:40 – King’s M1 (15th in Div 1) chase Girton M1, chased by Trinity Hall M1

Follow the racing as it happens by tuning in to CamFM: http://bumps.camfm.co.uk/?

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Lent Bumps 2017 – Thursday

W1 – Bumped Magdalene W1, now 3rd in Div 2

Written by: Ellen Berry

This day was a year and a half in the making. Most of our crew had rowed W1 for over a year; and most of our crew had never bumped before. Last year saw W1 only row over or go down; but today that was going to change. We were hungry to bump; and we knew Magdalene were within our reach. After being so close to bumping them last year, we were determined not to let them out of our sight this time. After a somewhat overzealous parking at marshalling, we warmed up down to the Reach and had a fast standing start (albeit ‘not very clean’) outside the Plough.Continue Reading

Lent Bumps 2017 – Day 3

Today is Day 3 of Lent Bumps and we’ve got four crews racing:

14:00 – King’s M2 (Head of Div 4), chased by Sidney Sussex M2

14:00 – King’s M3 (7th in Div 4) chase Jesus M4, chased by Eddies M2

14:40 – King’s W1 (4th in Div 2) chase Magdalene W1, chased by Fitzwilliam W1

16:40 – King’s M1 (14th in Div 1) chase Clare M1, chased by Girton M1

Follow the racing as it happens by tuning in to CamFM: http://bumps.camfm.co.uk/?

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Lent Bumps 2017 – Wednesday

M1 – Bumped by Clare M1, now 14th in Div 1

Written by: Hans Verschueren

The first race of the men’s first VIII promised to be a tough one. Clare, the crew chasing, had shown in previous races to be among the fastest on the Cam. The boat chased by King’s, Churchill only just beat us in Pembroke Regatta and we knew we gained a lot since then. Hence, the tactic of the day was simple:  fly or die.

The start was excellent, with good composure and most importantly, it was fast. The rough conditions did not affect us and soon we were gaining on Churchill.… Continue Reading

Lent Bumps 2017 – Day 2

Today is Day 2 of Lent Bumps and we’ve got four crews racing:

14:00 – King’s M2 (2nd in Div 4) chase Sidney Sussex M2, chased by Catz M3

14:00 – King’s M3 (8th in Div 4) chase Eddies M2, chased by Caius M4

14:40 – King’s W2 (13th in Div 3) chase Downing W2, chased by Churchill W2

15:20 – Depending on the result of their first race, King’s M2 may have the chance to bump up into Div 3, and get sweet revenge on Clare M3

16:40 – King’s M1 (13th in Div 1) chase boathouse rivals Churchill M1, chased by Clare M1

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Lent Bumps 2017 – Tuesday

W1 – Rowed over 4th in Div 2

Written by: Rachael Baker

After sitting in the freezing rain for what felt like forever we rowed down to the start. Freezing hands meant our practice start was anything but perfect but W1 weren’t shaken. Our start was strong and in not time at all we could hear Roger blowing the horn to signal we were close to Homerton. Unfortunately they caught Magdalene before we could catch them which left us with Fitz on our tails. They gave us a scare but a gut wrenching lift half down the reach let us pull away and clear of the chance of being bumped.Continue Reading

Lent Bumps 2017 – Day 1

Today is Day 1 of Lent Bumps and we’ve got four crews racing:

14:00 – King’s M2 “The King’s Heavies” (Head of Div 4), chased by Clare M3

14:00 – King’s M3 (8th in Div 4) chase boathouse rivals Churchill M3, chased by Corpus Christi M2

14:40 – King’s W2 (14th in Div 3) chase boathouse rivals Churchill W2

15:20 – Depending on the result of their first race, King’s M2 may have the chance to bump up into Div 3, chasing Sidney Sussex M2

16:00 – King’s W1 (4th in Div 2) chase Homerton W1, chased by Fitzwilliam W1

Follow the racing as it happens by tuning in to CamFM: http://bumps.camfm.co.uk/?… Continue Reading

Lent Bumps 2017

KCBC would like to congratulate our W2, M2, and M3 who all got on for the Lent Bumps!

Racing will take place this week from Tuesday to Saturday. Division times can be found here: http://www.cucbc.org/lents/times

W1 will be starting 4th in Div 2, W2 14th in Div 3, M1 13th in Div 1, M2 1st in Div 4, and M3 8th in Div 4.

We’ll do our best to keep you all up-to-date with news as Bumps Week progresses.

Good luck to all our crews racing this week!

The KCBC Student Committee

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