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Written by:
Paul Holland
16 Jun 2023

More exciting action and great results for our crews: Paul Townshend, boathouse manager and rowing coach, gives us a rundown of day two of the May Bumps.

“Yesterday proved to be another stellar day for THBC with super results across the board.

“W3 started the day off with a much improved row and will take confidence from their performance on Day Two. Congratulations to Girton W2 on the bump and we hope your boat is ok!”

“W2 followed up their bump yesterday with another impressive row to bump Queens’ W2 before Grassy Corner. Tomorrow we will start from Station 3 in Division 3 chasing Clare W2.”

“Likewise, M2 put in another strong performance to bump Churchill M2 shortly after Ditton Corner. Tomorrow sees the crew starting from Station 5 in Division 3 looking to catch Queens’ M2.”

“M1 rowed what was arguably their strongest race of the year to row over ahead of Fitzwilliam M1 (after Caius caught Christ’s M1 in short order) not allowing their opponents to get within two lengths of them after Grassy Corner and rowing away as they approached the Top Finish. Position 3 in Division 2 again for our crew on Thursday when they will be chasing down Christ’s M1.”

“W1 rounded off a hugely successful day by bumping Christ’s W1 in less than seventy seconds and in doing so moved up to 10th position in the Top Division. Fitzwilliam W1 await THBC on Day Three.”

“All in all today was another super day and we were extremely happy to welcome the Master, Mary Hockaday, to the river again along with Professor Graham Pullan and so happy that all our supporters were rewarded with more bumping.”

“As always THBC is one of the best, and loudest, supported clubs on the river. Thank you to everyone that has been to spectate. Your support and encouragement means a great deal to all the crews! Onto Day Three…. Row Hall!”

Image by: The Master, Mary Hockaday