by Anna Clark
The sun’s out, and Oxford’s principal rowing regatta, Summer Eights, is upon us. From the 25th to the 28th May (Oxford 5th Week), the Isis will play host to a great celebration of sport and summer.
We hope you will come and join us!
Looking smart in the eight they christened last year, the ‘Oliver Starkey’, Somerville’s W1 starts this year in a strong if arduous position, as sandwich boat at the bottom of the First Division. M1 meanwhile starts at 7 in the Third Division, with the ability to make serious progress towards promotion next year.
At rowing on today, both W2 and M2 qualified with good times (M2 just over the three minute mark, and W2 a little over three and a half).
Look out for details of race times and and results here on the website and on Facebook. You can get live commentary on the racing by following the OURCs Twitter account.
by Anna Clark
Women’s Captain’s Report:
After the astounding success of Hilary Term’s fundraising campaign, the women were excited to train in our newly refurbished boats. Training camp in -1st week started what was to be another successful term!
– Sarah Bridge, Caitlin Evans & Anna Clark, Women’s Captains 2014-15
I would like to thank our coach Will Hall and our cox Lexie Joon, both of whom were very patient with us and helped to turn us into a vaguely race ready crew. We have a strong contingent of rowers continuing next year, where we will expect to improve on all fronts, taking our experience from this year towards some bumps for M1 and M2 in Torpids and Summer Eights 2016!
– Tom Udale, Incoming Men’s Captain 2015-16