Hilary 2018

We started Hilary Term in style with a training camp in Oxford. This was a great opportunity for the novice rowers to integrate with the more experienced rowers and kickstart their training for the term. For the first four weeks, we focused training on building stamina in the gym and on the water whilst also integrating all the squad members together in crews.

Our first experience of racing action was in Henley Fours and Eights with a women’s eight, a men’s eight and a men’s four all competing. All three crews posted respectable times and it was a good chance for the less experienced rowers to have their first taste of racing action pre-Torpids.

Our Torpids campaign was disrupted by the Beast from the East, which led to the cancellation of two days of racing. Despite the snow, all crews had a very successful first day of racing with 3 bumps and 2 new divisions! W2 overbumped ChristChurch in Division 5 and M2 rowed over at the top of Division 5 and then bumped Univ in Division 4. W1 rowed over at the top of Division 3 and then bumped Worcester in Division 2. M1 rowed over, holding off Linacre.

Sadly, only M1 and W1 were able to row on the final day of racing with W1 bumping Mansfield before Donnington Bridge (see the video below!) and M1 got bumped by Queens.

We finished the term with our first outing to the Women’s and Men’s Heads of the Rivers in recent years. The women’s crew posted a time of 23.40.4 and the men’s crew came home in 20:58.0. They even had time for a clash of blades with UCL just before Hammersmith Bridge before overtaking them. Both videoed with our new GoPro bought for us by the Almuni!

Overall, it’s been a very positive term with the newer rowers showing great improvement. Thank you to Nathan Williams, Zoe De Toledo, and Henry Bullough for their excellent coaching and general support throughout the term.

– Emily Tench, President

Men’s First VIII

Stroke: Peter Edmondson

7: Alex van Leeuwen

6: Tobias Sims

5: Sam White

4: Harry Wheeler

3: Imre Juhasz

2: Toby de Mendonca

Bow: Greg Hartley

Cox: Emily Patterson

Men’s Second VIII

Stroke: Peter Scanlon

7: Will Bunce

6: Tom McQueen

5: Oli Hanson

4: Richard O’Halloran

3: Joe Keel

2: Matteo Maciel

Bow: James Roper

Cox: Sam White

Women’s First VIII

Stroke: Emily Tench

7: Katie Ramsey

6: Anna Dobson

5: Esme Heywood

4: Hannah Lipczynski

3: Juliette Allen

2: Petra Kone

Bow: Grace Hickman

Cox: James Maye

Women’s Second VIII

Stroke: Emily Patterson

7: Maddy Luszczak

6: Lizzy Matthams

5: Eleanor Dodd

4: Sian Hale

3: Sophie Gunning

2: Angharad Morgan

Bow: Karen Zhang

Cox: Toby de Mendonca