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2013 M2 Lent Bumps – Day 4

With a lingering tinge of regret and failure, the crew congregated for pasta faff for the final time on the Friday night: Henryk finally arriving on time and Tom and Hugh taking over stove duties, this turned out to be a very successful meal – in particular the invention of cheese pittas was appreciated by […]

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2013 M2 Lent Bumps – Day 3

Having enjoyed the chance to recover, reflect and get some work done during our day off, M2 once again assembled upon 1 Sylvester for the third pasta faff. As often happens, it rapidly became a meal full of revelations, most notable being the fact both Henryk and Ed really could recite Inches word for word […]

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2013 M2 Lent Bumps – Day 2

For M2, the second pasta faff ended up being a highly educational affair with members of the crew being tested on crew orders and blade colours from the official programme. Particular amusement was taken from the name of Caius 3’s stroke, Michel Westmuckett-Martin, and the prize for successfully guessing all of the college blades went […]

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2013 M2 Lent Bumps – day 1

For the majority of the crew, day 1 was to be our first bumps experience and you certainly couldn’t miss the feeling of excitement, anticipation and nerves that took over the boathouse. After 6 long weeks of training, the customary pasta faff and a cheeky facebook stalk of the Caius M3 crew in front, there […]

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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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