Newnham Short Course – 2nd February 2013

Well into our stride by this point in term, the girls rose to the challenge of this 2k with confidence and enthusiasm. This distance suits our crew very well as it gave us time to settle into the strong rhythm that we have been working on over the winter and pull back from any dips in power that inevitably occur. The result; 4th out of the 16 college crews proved our worth and we were pleased to see that we came out above some of the oldest rivals.

This first race for W2 was a controlled, tidy row that we were pleasantly surprised with. Although we were definitely putting down power we could have been more aggressive, but a time of 09:32 achieved cleanly is a solid base to build on. We hope to improve the time when we row the same course in the Getting on Race, to secure our place in the Lent Bumps.

Crew list:
W1: [Bow] Naomi Fenwick, [2] Kate Erin, [3] Sarah Williams, [4] Brioni Aston, [5] Beth Wratislaw, [6] Ellie Re’em, [7] Matilda Greig, [Stroke] Alex Hayes, [Cox] Nicole Samuel, [Coach] Roger Thorogood