Hilary 2015 – Women’s Report

After a strong Michaelmas, the women’s squad hit Hilary hard – and it certainly paid off. W1 entered Torpids having ranked 6th highest out of all women’s eights in the final IWL trial of term, with times faster than multiple boats in Division 1 and 2 – along with a good handful of men’s eights. This success went on to …

Hilary 2015 – Men’s Report

After a hard term of training, I’m very pleased to say that the Men acquitted themselves excellently come Torpids. M1, although rowing over twice, managed to hold off University M1 throughout the four days and triumphantly over-bumped on the second day. In a very competitive cluster of boats, that was a record to be proud of, though with plenty of …

Men’s Report 2013/2014

Michaelmas started well with a strong novice intake and a large complement of returners. Out of the novices, Cameron Montgomery stood out and was promoted into the senior squad for an informal head race. Another, Alex Seaton, had tried out rowing in the last few weeks of his first year, but struggled. However, he took up cycling over the summer …

Women’s Report 2013/2014

The women’s squad had a strong Michaelmas. We took in some exceptional novices, both in their strength and motivation. Their hard work paid off and after just six weeks of training the first novice boat won Nephthys Regatta. A week later they proved themselves once again, coming second in Christ Church Regatta by only six inches – a nail biting …

Worcester Training Camp – Report

The back stays didn’t fit when we tried to rig up our boat. The boat had been rented out the week before for HORR and our rigging changed. We adjusted the spans, fitted the back stays, and thirty minutes late had the boat on the water. Then it rained, and it was the worst kind of rain: heavy, penetrating drops …