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THBC's Summer Adventures

12 October 2010

Temple sur Lot has 25km of good quality rowing rive which is 5 times the width of the Cam and so is an excellent training ground, that is also used by the likes of the French national rowing team and Oxford University Boat Club. This, combined with training 3 times a day and excellent coaching from Dr Scott, Chris Drury (ex Blues Coach and GB lightweight) and Helen Mangan (ex GB lightweight), meant that the rowers rapidly improved their skills. 200km of rowing later the training camp was concluded in a series of 2km timed pieces in a coxless four which were of a very promising standard for so early on in the season. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience was had by everyone and it left the rowers with a confidence that this pre-season training will set them apart from the other Cambridge colleges. Hopefully this will lead us to success in both Uni-fours and Fairbairns this term!


Rowing at Temple sur Lot


THBC would like to thank Dr Scott for organising the training camp and providing such excellent transport. THBC is also very grateful to all the coaches who gave up their time to help out as well as to the College and the Boat Club for subsidising the trip and making it affordable for those attending.


Ben Goodwill

THBC Men’s Captain 2010/11


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