Saturday 30th November saw CUWBC back in force on the Tideway for the Fuller’s Fours Head of the River 2013. An impressive seven crews were entered, the largest number that the Club has ever fielded: six coxed and one coxless. Ready for some serious racing after nearly three months of training, the returning Blues and first time triallists were keen to lay down a positive benchmark against other clubs from across the UK.
The conditions were blustery but thankfully dry – a blessing given the mammoth marshalling times experienced by the coxed crews. It was good to see the Tideway weekend three weeks earlier, coupled with the experience of the often tough conditions out in Ely, pay dividends.
All the crews raced hard and strong and it was particularly pleasing to demonstrate the impressive strength of depth within the squad. Overall, the race was a good experience for all the athletes involved and excellent preparation for the forthcoming Trial VIIIs fixture which is to be held for the first time ever on the Tideway over the Putney to Mortlake course.
See here for full results and below for the CUWBC crew lists (Number in brackets indicates crew’s performance in category).
W IM1 4+
4. CAMBRIDGE UNIV WOMEN III – 22:00.5
Melissa Wilson, Claire Watkins, Emily Day, Holly Game. Cox Esther Momcilovic
6. CAMBRIDGE UNIV WOMEN II – 22:22.0
Izzy Vyvyan, Nicole Stephens, Vicky Shaw, Caroline Reid. Cox Priya Crosby
W IM2 4+
3. CAMBRIDGE UNIV WOMEN V – 22:40.0
Hannah Evans, Kate Ashley, Sarah Crowther, Eve Edwards. Cox Annabel Butcher
4. CAMBRIDGE UNIV WOMEN VI – 22:41.0
Fiona Macklin, Lizzie Allen, Catherine Foot, Jilly Tovey. Cox Will McDermott
W Sen 4-
4. CAMBRIDGE UNIV WOMEN I – 22:46.9
Valentina Futoryanova, Christina Ostacchini, Lottie Meggitt, Ella Barnard
CAMBRIDGE UNIV WOMEN VII – 23:02.6
Gabriella Johansson, Anouska Barlett, Holly Newton, Rose Maxwell. Cox Brie Stark
CAMBRIDGE UNIV WOMEN IV – 23:10.0
Clare Hall, Tamsin Samuels, Abbie Lawrence, Stella Isaac. Cox Harriet Boswell