*** BUMPS DAY 5 ***
Now that the Bumps are over, the celebrations can begin! Here are the final results:
M2: rowed over, finishing on -2
W1: bumped Peterhouse W1, finishing on +3
M1: rowed over, finishing where they started on 0!
In lieu of a full set of race reports and photos, today we bring you a message from the President, Stella Dixon...
"Today was a great day for Selwyn despite the horrendously windy conditions throughout the course. M2 rowed over in fantastic style, valiantly holding off Girton M2 who were in search of blades. W1 sealed another brilliant Bumps campaign with a determined bump on Peterhouse on the Long Reach, while M1 held off an ascendant Corpus Christi M1 to maintain the 4th place that last year's blades secured for the crew.
Overall, a stunning effort from all crews today - M2 did very well to turn things around after a demoralising couple of days, W1 continued their charge up the table and M1 successfully defended their position despite some last minute substitutions. A special mention has to go to M2, who cycled up to the Long Reach after their race to cheer on W1 and M1 as they hit the headwind! As President, I am incredibly proud of all our members - whether they were rowing or supporting, coxing or bank partying, they've all done us proud. Yeah Selwyn!" 🌿 ...
Today is the last day of the Lent Bumps! All three of our crews are ready and raring to go, hoping to top off their campaign with some coveted greenery 🌿 Catch them on the river or listen to CamFM at the following times:
M2: 12:40 (currently on -2)
W1: 14:40 (currently on +2)
M1: 15:20 (currently on 0) ...
*** BUMPS DAY 4 ***
Both M1 and W1 rowed today, and M2 had their rest day. W1 bumped up again and M1 defended their high position in the charts with another row over. Enjoy the race reports below and some action shots of the rowing (credit to Giorgio Divitini and Jet Photographic) - it was rather too wet and cold to hang around for crew photos at the boathouse.
W1: W1 had another strong bumps performance today, chasing and then bumping Lucy Cavendish. Strong winds and rain presented a challenge, but the crew had a strong start and gained two whistles on Lucy Cav before first post. An unlucky crab resulted in a complete restart and some lost cover, but everyone recovered well, regaining two whistles after Grassy and finally bumping by the Plough.
Tomorrow, W1 chase Peterhouse who look set to offer some strong competition, but not fierce enough to deter us from taking our third bump!
M1: M1 once again rowed up to their station with a big job on their hands. Caius were going to be hot on their heels and spurred on by the Corpus boat progressing up the river behind them. Stroke Will Reith (1st year) took the pressure in his stride and delivered an outstanding rhythm to ensure that Caius were dropped straight off the start and the hunt for Girton could begin. A big push past the Plough put us very close to two whistles but the strong head wind made us pay for this. A well timed move by Girton saw them edge us back to a whistle and hold us there for the remainder of the course. With three row overs fought to the line behind both crews, tomorrow is bound to be a tough race but with plenty of opportunity for a bump. ...
*** BUMPS DAY 3 ***
A day of consolidation for Selwyn, with a mixed bag of results from our crews - two rowovers from W1 and M1, while M2 were bumped by Churchill M3. There may have been no bumping up today, but all crews gave it their all and we're so proud! 🔥 #yeahhhselwyn Race reports below, and photos including some more candid moments around the boathouse!
W1: After Tuesday's unexpectedly quick bump, W1 knew they had a lot of work to do to catch a strong Sidney crew. Unfortunately Sidney bumped Lucy Cav on First Post, but W1 weren't deterred, with cox Hannah urging them towards the overbump on Peterhouse. This didn't come to pass, but the 6.5-length gap was reduced to 2.5 lengths by the finish line while Jesus were receding into the distance behind them. Today was a strong performance which stands W1 in good stead for the remaining two days. Tomorrow, they have Lucy Cav in their sights!
M1: Selwyn M1 were racing again today, and were once again aiming to chase down Girton M1. Unfortunately, illness struck at the last minute and Martin Atkins (LBC) had to step into the 4 seat at short notice. Martin put in a huge performance with the rest of the crew to hold Caius off comfortably. Caius came out fast, but the long ergs put in over the term paid off. After two row-overs that were fought to the line, we are looking to push on tomorrow and give Girton something to think about!
M2: The boys were hungry for a competitive day of rowing as they entered their penultimate session in Lent Bumps. A solid row up to the lock reflected this confidence, and the boat was moving swiftly. On the start, the boys were composed and went off strongly, with cox Helen looking to establish a strong rhythm early on. As the settle call came in, the boat was moving well, and Churchill were being held. Unfortunately, the squeeze wasn't quite there for the team, and Helen was forced to concede the bump. A disappointing day, but positives can also be taken away; thankfully, our equipment remained intact! The team will be looking for a solid performance on Saturday to cap off the campaign. ...
Selwyn College Boat Club is with Konstantinos Agkastiniotis and 7 others.
5 months ago
*** BUMPS DAY 2 ***
Only M2 were rowing today, as W1/M1 were scheduled for rest days. A brilliant start saw the boys hold a fast Pembroke crew and establish a strong rhythm. Downing were in their sights. Unfortunately, an issue with a gate meant that the boys lost speed and were forced to concede the bump. They are not disheartened, however, and will look for a stronger performance tomorrow (and hopefully no more equipment failures!) #yeahhhhselwyn
Tomorrow's schedule (Thursday):
M1: 3:20pm ...
*** BUMPS DAY 1 RESULTS ***
A strong first day for Selwyn - W1 bumped Jesus W2, while both men's crews rowed over. Read on for race reports...
M2: M2 took to the water first among the Selwyn crews, competing in a surprisingly carnage-less M4 division. A solid start saw them gain on Downing into First Post, but unfortunately some seat-related issues around Grassy saw them lose speed. Undeterred, and the issues resolved, M2 pushed away from Darwin, although they could not gain enough ground to challenge Downing once more and had to settle for a row-over. Racing tomorrow at 2pm, M2 hope to improve on today's result and start moving up the table.
W1: Having been subjected to torrential rain while marshalling, W1 managed to shake off any dampened spirits with a strong start, pulling away from Emmanuel and towards Jesus. However, just after the road bridge Jesus caught a crab, and cox Hannah had to call to hold it up to avoid rowing into a stationary crew. After a brief pause, with Emma rapidly approaching from behind, a surprisingly well-executed standing start took W1 past a stationary Jesus, earning the bump just before the Ditch. Thursday will be a challenge, with speedy Sidney Sussex in front looking to catch a slower Lucy Cavendish, but W1 look forward to putting up a good fight and snatching a bump if they can.
M1: M1 went out today feeling fresh and on form for this year's Lent Bumps. For three members of the crew it was their first campaign and so a tight row over was a rude introduction. A solid start ensured they pushed off Wolfson comfortably and held themselves in the pack at the top of the division. Everyone was on station coming into the Reach, but a move called by cox Rose pushed them onto one, then two whistles under the railway bridge. Girton managed to just cling on until the finish, but we are looking forward to hunting them down on Thursday. ...
Selwyn College Boat Club is feeling excited.
5 months ago
*** BUMPS DAY 1 ***
Today's the day - Lent Bumps 2020 has begun! All three of our crews are rowing today, so it should be an exciting set of races. Catch us on CamFM (bumps.camfm.co.uk) or down at the river at the following times - let's get some bumps! 🌿 #yeahhhselwyn
(thanks Hannah Lagorio for the GIF inspiration) ...
*** M1 CREW INTRODUCTION ***
And finally, introducing our M1 crew! Starting at 4th position in the M2 division, they're hoping to work their way up towards the First Division once more, building on last year's blades. Will they repeat the magic of Lents 2019? Catch them on the river at 4:40pm on Tuesday, then at 3:20pm from Thursday-Saturday! 🌿 #yeahhhselwyn
Bow: Ed Hundleby
2: John Cumner
3: Harry Mayne
4: Alex Griffiths
5: Owen Tutt
6: Hal Mutton
7: Joe Marsden
Stroke: Will Reith
Cox: Rose Humphrey ...