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    I reckon we should start an Alaric Appreciation Society.
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    just got back from fairbairns and it was great! My team finally listened to my urges to STOP RUSHING, and I'm telling you, we looked smooth at the start, all the other teams were spannering and were tense and and after 500m looked in pain.....but my team stayed composed, focussed, and we were flying. We were on the tail of the boat in front the entire time, which was on the tale of the boat in front of that! We did get a couple of crabs (one real bad one) which did mean we lost about 5 seconds at least, but to be honest, we stayed clam, and if it wasn't for my arms aching (I still dont know what I'm doing wrong, I'm so sure I'm not tensing them!) I could have put in a lot more, it was just my arms that ached, not my legs...which is a shame.

    But anyway...our time was: 12mins 20seconds......which I thought was superb. If we were all on perfect form I dont think we couldnt have gone much under 12 mins, so I'm well pleased!

    But Argh i'm a senior rower now!!
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    (Original post by Willa)
    just got back from fairbairns and it was great! My team finally listened to my urges to STOP RUSHING, and I'm telling you, we looked smooth at the start, all the other teams were spannering and were tense and and after 500m looked in pain.....but my team stayed composed, focussed, and we were flying. We were on the tail of the boat in front the entire time, which was on the tale of the boat in front of that! We did get a couple of crabs (one real bad one) which did mean we lost about 5 seconds at least, but to be honest, we stayed clam, and if it wasn't for my arms aching (I still dont know what I'm doing wrong, I'm so sure I'm not tensing them!) I could have put in a lot more, it was just my arms that ached, not my legs...which is a shame.

    But anyway...our time was: 12mins 20seconds......which I thought was superb. If we were all on perfect form I dont think we couldnt have gone much under 12 mins, so I'm well pleased!

    But Argh i'm a senior rower now!!
    Sounds better than we did- don't know our time yet but our stroke had an asthma attack near the end so had to row the last bit with just 6 of us, so had to pull into the bank straight after and get an ambulance, but shes ok now so thats good. and also got overtaken by a corpus christi boat who clashed with our oars and forced us into the side, so didn't go too well. still i'm glad i did it even if i'm kinda aching now!
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    (Original post by devilschild)
    Sounds better than we did- don't know our time yet but our stroke had an asthma attack near the end so had to row the last bit with just 6 of us, so had to pull into the bank straight after and get an ambulance, but shes ok now so thats good. and also got overtaken by a corpus christi boat who clashed with our oars and forced us into the side, so didn't go too well. still i'm glad i did it even if i'm kinda aching now!
    Which college are you? I saw the corpus boat afterwards, and we heard that the ambulance people had to come out - made the whole thing even later than it already was! I'm glad she's alright though. Technically, however, if you're being overtaken, you should concede the racing line to the oncoming boat, so while they shouldn't have clashed blades, they are allowed to hold their line. We nearly got Pembroke, but didn't quite make it, but could barely see 1st&3rd, so I'm quite pleased with how we did Hurt like hell though, I really was gasping by Chesterton, and then it was only halfway! Felt sooooo good afterwards

    And now I just have one more supervision, for which I have actually done the work for once! And then I'm freeeeeeeeeee!
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    Is fairbairns over the winter head course?
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    (Original post by Camford)
    I don't remember saying that.

    Yeah, why not?
    i hsould point out me and my friend say "shuai not" to mean why not, just because we like shuai and the possibilities of his name.
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    (Original post by Bezza)
    Is fairbairns over the winter head course?
    Don't know - it's from Jesus Boathouse (just a bit further up from Goldie, the CUBC boathouse) to the far end of the long reach - about 2.7km. That's the novice one though, senior Fairbairns is from Jesus Boathouse all the way to Baitsbite lock - i.e. as far as you can row on the Cam. They're doing that tomorrow, poor sods :eek:
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Don't know - it's from Jesus Boathouse (just a bit further up from Goldie, the CUBC boathouse) to the far end of the long reach - about 2.7km. That's the novice one though, senior Fairbairns is from Jesus Boathouse all the way to Baitsbite lock - i.e. as far as you can row on the Cam. They're doing that tomorrow, poor sods :eek:
    Doesn't mean very much to me I'm afraid! Winter Head goes from a bridge with graffiti on (if I remember rightly) up to a pub (who's name I've forgotten!) About 2.5km
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Which college are you? I saw the corpus boat afterwards, and we heard that the ambulance people had to come out - made the whole thing even later than it already was! I'm glad she's alright though. Technically, however, if you're being overtaken, you should concede the racing line to the oncoming boat, so while they shouldn't have clashed blades, they are allowed to hold their line. We nearly got Pembroke, but didn't quite make it, but could barely see 1st&3rd, so I'm quite pleased with how we did Hurt like hell though, I really was gasping by Chesterton, and then it was only halfway! Felt sooooo good afterwards

    And now I just have one more supervision, for which I have actually done the work for once! And then I'm freeeeeeeeeee!
    Tit Hall, suppose it wasnt really her fault though for making the racing late! but she has had asthma attacks 2 other times this term when rowing so we knew it was likely to happen- seems a bit crazy that she still wanted to race! we did move over for the corpus boat and were so near the side that bow side couldnt really row so had to push off, so think their boat was slightly too far over as well. but still was an experience and the feeling afterwards makes it worth it, still can't decide whether to carry on next term though. Does anyone know when times will be posted on the fairbairns website?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Don't know - it's from Jesus Boathouse (just a bit further up from Goldie, the CUBC boathouse) to the far end of the long reach - about 2.7km. That's the novice one though, senior Fairbairns is from Jesus Boathouse all the way to Baitsbite lock - i.e. as far as you can row on the Cam. They're doing that tomorrow, poor sods :eek:
    We share Jesus Boathouse so saw most of the first division starts!
    It was a good race, I reckon we could have gone faster but maybe at the expense of ratio and tecnhique. We over took Magdalene by miles (as in out of sight), but I think they may have crased? :confused:
    I'm bank partying tomorrow, not sure how I'll muster the leg power to cycle it though, my legs feel like jelly! Christmas formal tonight = carnage, most of the novices (now seniors!) are going!

    Two more supervisions and one more essay to go!
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    (Original post by Bezza)
    Doesn't mean very much to me I'm afraid! Winter Head goes from a bridge with graffiti on (if I remember rightly) up to a pub (who's name I've forgotten!) About 2.5km
    Did the bridge say "Back where we belong" in blue and yellow, or "Thanks....(long list of crews) too easy!" in green, red and white? And was the pub the Pike and Eel?

    (Original post by devilschild)
    Tit Hall, suppose it wasnt really her fault though for making the racing late! but she has had asthma attacks 2 other times this term when rowing so we knew it was likely to happen- seems a bit crazy that she still wanted to race! we did move over for the corpus boat and were so near the side that bow side couldnt really row so had to push off, so think their boat was slightly too far over as well. but still was an experience and the feeling afterwards makes it worth it, still can't decide whether to carry on next term though. Does anyone know when times will be posted on the fairbairns website?
    No, of course it wasn't her fault! I was more pissed off with the starting marshals to be honest, we sat under a willow tree in the cold for over an hour this morning and half the time there was no-one around to tell us what to do. They should have been more efficient so we were on time - you can't help medical emergencies! As for the steering - with novice coxes, it's always a bit dodgy and there will always be crashes fortunately we came off ok though. Hoping times will be up tonight, have just been sent some pics of us rowing, not so pretty!

    I'm carrying on next term, bring on bumps!
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    (Original post by Bezza)
    Doesn't mean very much to me I'm afraid! Winter Head goes from a bridge with graffiti on (if I remember rightly) up to a pub (who's name I've forgotten!) About 2.5km
    winter head is in the opposite direction, with the stream, but about 200m shorter. the bridge you mention is slightly before the end of the course for the seniors, which starts outside goldie/jesus boathouse, some 4.3km away :eek:

    i was looking at last year's results out of boredom - CUBC 1&2 finished the seniors' course in about the same time as it did for the fastest novice eights to finish the novice course!!! that's about 1.6km more in the same time!!! i knew they were good, but *that* good?!?!?!
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    results are up now, and omg i thought we'd done really well but we didnt actually do that well at all!....but the big suprise is Emmanuel II got into the top 10, and actually beat Emmanuel I by 20 seconds....how the hell!!!!
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    (Original post by Willa)
    results are up now, and omg i thought we'd done really well but we didnt actually do that well at all!....but the big suprise is Emmanuel II got into the top 10, and actually beat Emmanuel I by 20 seconds....how the hell!!!!
    we came 25th! eek. oh well, we tried
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    well my boat came 52nd, man that sucks, and we thought we were rowing really well!
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    grrr i dont know who to be annoyed at, myself or my team! We should have done way better than that, we were so technically good.....and i know i'm not that weak....grr some people on the boat must not have been pulling their weight!
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    That sucks, doesn't it?
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    (Original post by Camford)
    Oi, if you don't want to be stuffed into a tumble drier next year, then SHUT THE UP!!
    I DID say that I'm game for it
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    (Original post by visesh)
    I DID say that I'm game for it
    Alright, whatever. Don't take me to court when you are dead.
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    (Original post by Camford)
    Alright, whatever. Don't take me to court when you are dead.
    Ok :confused:

    My sister will.
 
 
 
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