The event started at 9am sharp, a lot of races to get through meant there was tight control over the schedule, any tardiness could mean disqualification. When it came to the draw UL must have taken that into account as RUMSBC’s first race wasn’t till 10.30 something we could, just about, get down for.
A buy in to the semi-finals for both Women’s senior crews pit the 1sts and 2nds against ICSM and St. Georges respectively. You may recall that the Women’s 2nds aren’t too fond of Georges after their performance at Cambridge head so they leapt at the chance of knocking them out of the cup as soon as possible, which they did in true RUMSBC style, leaving nothing to chance they charged through winning by 4 boat lengths. The Women’s 1sts took it nice and easy to have a respectable win of 1 length. Straight on into the finals for both crews.
Next up was the Men’s Novices, against Royal Holloway University who consistently put forward incredibly strong Novice crews so it was likely to be an incredibly close final. Coming down the course it was clear that RUMS were marginally behind, but were still giving it everything to catch up. Rowing is a sport where skill and fitness and a little bit of luck are important, Royal Holloways crew catching a huge crab 100 metres before the finish line, gave the boys a chance to push past and were able to take the lead and hold for victory. RUMSBC first win of the Day.
Special Congratulations go to our winning crews
Leah Rosenbaum (cox), Tintin Larsson, Izzy Goldrick, Katie Westbrook, Laura Cousins, Steph Glavin, Eimear Mckavanagh, Lauren McDonagh and Rachael Alcock
Naomi Gostelow (cox), Ben Jacobs, Andy Luckiweiz, Sam Gunning, Aubrey Capern Burgess, Ed Bragg, Santiago Martinez-Sosa, Michele Bertoli, Tom Clay and their captain Johannes Staufenberg
“HUGE well done to all crews racing at Allom cup. This rounds off a strong showing from us this season and I am really excited to see what we can do next term!” – Alex Willsher
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