Tagged: 2012


2012 M2 Lent Bumps – Day 4

Day 4 – And it’s all wrapped up for another year Well that week disappeared quickly, though not as quickly as it could have if it had been equipped with a Robinson M2 start – the shining jewel amid of the rubble of the M3 division. Yes, the culmination of the bumps carnival means a time to reflect […]

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2012 M1 Lent Bumps – Day 3

They say, as Pete has said in his W1 reports, that good crews bump 3 times, and lucky crews get blades. Friday was our day to prove that we were really a good crew, and as Steve demanded, for the second day in a row, an extra 10%, we were ready to really give it […]

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2012 M1 Lent Bumps – Day 4

At the previous night’s meal, the crew seemed to have caught the nerves that had been following Steve all week. On arriving early at the boat house, the start of the week seemed a long, long way away. Owing to the lack of Women’s divisions on this final day, there would be no wait at […]

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2012 M2 Lent Bumps – Day 3

Day 3 – things get philosophical Today’s tussle, although ultimately in vain, would have had the Braveheart screenwriters raising their kilts in support. In holding off a charging LMBC to the boat graveyard that is Grassy, the Robinson crew once again showed they had the substance to go far, if only they could benefit from a […]

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2012 M1 Lent Bumps – Day 2

Fitz had closed to a length on King’s on Wednesday, so the crew was more relaxed going into the second day of bumps. This was especially true for those of us with little experience, as the realisation that bumps was something we could do sunk in. With no facial injuries to any of the crew, […]

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2012 M1 Lent Bumps – Day 1

Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance, so the collected members of M1 were relieved when Henryk, our stroke, arrived less than a minute late on Wednesday for the first day of Bumps. This swiftly changed, however, as his bike skidded out at high speed, leaving us with our hearts in our mouths, and him with a […]

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2012 W1 Lent Bumps – Day 4

Bumping Hughes Hall placed us behind Fitzwilliam on the last day, who were something of an unknown quantity. We were prepared to be pushed from the start by Hughes Hall, and for a long row to catch Fitz. In fact we produced the best row of the week, easily held Hughes Hall at bay, and […]

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2012 W1 Lent Bumps – Day 3

Today we had the chance to prove my bold statement in the first race report that we are faster than Hughes Hall. We relaxed, settled into our own race and hauled them in, inch by inch. We worked hard for the first whistle, which came around grassy corner, but after that more whistles came quickly […]

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2012 M2 Lent Bumps – Day 2

Bumps day – Bump harder Amid the clamour of early bumps and clearing boats there was one brief three way spar that would have put Messrs Haye, Klitscho, and Chisora to shame. From the cannon Robinson M2 (being chased by themselves by Girton M2) exploded at Catz M2, the recipients of an equipment assisted bump […]

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