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May Bumps 2018 - Day 2: All Eddies Crews STILL unbumped!!

15 Jun 2018

Another splendid day on the water for all 3 of our crews, well rowed folks!


A noteworthy ‘shout out’ to Magdalene M4 who started The Mays at the bottom of Division 5 (Bottom of the River!) who not only bumped up on Day 1, but yesterday rowed a magnificent QUADRUPLE OVERBUMP – storming up the division by a massive 9 places (10 on the week). That said, it has made the bumps chart look a little untidy




<MAY BUMPS DAY 2> M2 continued their success with a speedy, decisive bump in 1 min 30sec on St Cats M3! They are up against Anglia Ruskin M1 tomorrow, and the M2 is definitely hunting them down to get 3 out of 3. W1 also bumped Newnham speedily today, and will have another shot at getting the bump they deserved on the first day on Trinity Hall W2 tomorrow. The M1 ‘steady eddies’ crew had a tough day today, almost catching Homerton M1 before letting them get away. They won’t be getting away tomorrow! (The M1 crew has had a bit of history chasing Homerton M1 - having missed the bump on them for Three Years in a row. Time to end this!) Look forward to live updates on Instagram Stories! (Except for the M1 crew - can’t really update instagram when rowing!) We pride ourselves on having one of the most international college boat clubs in Cambridge - for example, out of 9 people in each boat, we have 8 different nationalities in M1 and W1, 6 in M2. Many of our rowers also start fresh as novices too. #NoOrdinaryCollege #StEdmunds #SteadyEddies #1MinuteBump #SwiftAndDeadly #PainIsTemporary #RowingOverBuildsCharacter #ItSureHurtsThough

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Results (Thursday)


M2 – Bumped Homerton I – up 1 (up 2 on the week)

Starting 100m or so downstream of the A14 bridge, the guys were quickly closing station and had chased down the Homerton Eight by The Ditch. Halfway to Blades and looking good!


W1 – Bumped Newnham III – up 1 (up 1 on the week)

Starting at ‘the overflow pipe’ just upstream from the canons, W1 had a tricky undercurrent to contend with, as well as 30mph gusts of winds driving them sideways across the river. But this was not to be a problem as they stormed to ‘2 whistles’, a quick chase up Short Reach and Newnham were caught before First Post Corner.


M1 – Rowed Over – no change (up 1 on the week)

A long row to the finish for M1. The two boats ahead also rowed over so it may be a question of who has the stamina as the week unfolds.



Friday’s line up

M2 – chasing ARU I , pursued by Catz III – Gun 15:15


W1 – chasing Tit Hall II, pursued by Newnham III  – Gun 16:00


M1 – chasing Homerton I, pursued by Tit Hall I – Gun 18:15


Overall May Bumps position – 3rd/32


Pegasus Cup  – 2nd/30 (Claire Hall and ARU are ineligible), on ‘16’ points -


Notes and fines and from the Umpires -


Lily Bacon
Fellow Commoner & Boat Club Senior Captain