She broke her arm "a wee bit" falling off her bike at the start of term, but carried on rowing, but now the thumbs have definately stopped her.
hmm.....everytime we go by you, your crew are doing some stupid exercise and holding up the entire river! I don't think I've ever seen your crew row normally!
Evidently not had us flash by when doing a piece!
In other news, I impressed CLare W3, who I coxed this mornign as their normal cox is ill, by some assertive coxing on their practice piece for the getting on race. It's quite nice being assertive enough to carry on going without ever being dangerous and gives me some faith in my abilities. I'm going to stop there before I start to sound like a self-help book...
Today was pretty bad on the river. There were clearly lots of boats out practicing for the getting on race tomorrow, judging by the quality (or lack of it) on display.
Although it was quite amusing at points. When we were stopped by the lock I saw Downing W2 go by with the boat so far down to one-side that it was a surprise they were still in it, and rowing so out of time you'd think it was deliberate. Then, we were sat just around from Ditton, waiting for about 4 women's crews in front to try, and fail, to remove themselves from the bank, when Sidney M2 decided they were going to do a pratice start from a little way behind us.......After the first two strokes, stroke, 7, and 6 had all caught crabs, half of the crew (which hadn't caught crabs) had stopped rowing, and the other half (3,2,bow) carried on rowing with the cox still shouting for them to wind it up! Lets just say it was highly amusing