After a couple of weeks of settling back into our term timetables, we travelled to London to train and race on the tideway. We raced Quintin Head and the squad had a very successful day. Our crews placed 1st and 2nd overall out of all of the women’s Eights who raced on the day, winning the pennant for their respective categories. The CUWBC 1st VIII won the Elite category and placed 33rd out of 227 eights, ahead of many men’s crews. On our second day on the tideway we had some side by side...
Last week the squad flew out to Spain for 7 days of training camp. With 3 months till the boat races and plenty of races coming up fast, this week is our opportunity to really work on technique and make some big changes to find extra speed.
This episode is all about Trial Eights. Trial Eights is a race between two evenly matched crews picked from the squad. It's a key step in each Club’s preparations for racing in March, as it is the only opportunity the athletes have to race the full Boat Race course side-by-side before race day. It's almost like a full dress-rehearsal of the boat race.
Term has started in Cambridge and the squad are preparing for The Fours Head of the River. This episode we discuss training on the Tideway and continue our fundraising campaign with this months theme "Joy".
This episode is all about our preseason training. The boat race season is short, so to maximise time the squad have been up in Cambridge since the beginning of September, a month before term starts. During Preseason we kick-started our fundraising campaign "Row to Banyoles". For more information check out the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/cambridgeuni-womensboatclub/rowtobanyoles