Rowing - 2010


Head of the Cam – Shovellers C 8+ finished 53rd

I raced in a Churchill alumni VIII in the Head of the Cam in Cambridge on 1 May. Three men's crews and one women's crew were entered. We trundled along in the mid-20s, completing the course in 10'41". Disturbingly, that was faster than the previous year. Equally disturbingly, that was 30" faster than the younger Shovellers B, although Shovellers A was 50" faster. The women's crew clocked 11'31", 13" behind W1.

The race was followed by dinner in College, where the naming rights to a new 4+ were auctioned. I participated but (thankfully?) I did not win that either.

Crew: Robert Oeffner (bow), Mike Cotton, Andy McElroy, Wimp, David Sampson, Jonathan Thompson, Jonathan Soar, Ian Scott (stroke), Susie Clements (cox).

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