Posted: Wednesday 29 February 2012, 8:27PM by Kate Harrison
Today W1 learnt about the 'luck' element of bumps the hard way.
We had a strong and business like row down to the start, with two fast practice starts, which almost certainly broke Emma II psychologically before the race had even begun. However, after a very quick start from the gun, it turned out that it must have been Maggie's second boat that we had psychologically destroyed from a distance, as they crashed into the bank on first post reach, leaving Emma II to take a few strokes to an easy bump.
With encouragement from our bank party we settled into a strong rhythm and set about hunting down Girton for the over-bump. This was obviously an ambitious target but nevertheless we pushed hard until the line, and came away knowing that we had exhibited some of our best rowing yet.
Only the big man sat on a cloud (if he follows Lent bumps women's division 2) may know what tomorrow will bring, but we are determined to give it everything and hopefully seek some revenge from Maggie.