On Sunday, M1 had their first competitive outing of the year in Autumn Fours. 800m side by side racing ensured it would be fast and furious. In the first race LMH beat Jesus A by 1 length, an all the more satisfying victory as all members of the Jesus crew had been part of the crew who bumped LMH at Torpids last year. It was a very chaotic start, due to a fairly half-hearted start by the umpire, but the boys settled in to a strong rhythm quickly, and held Jesus at a length for the rest of the race.
Keble A proved a much tougher challenge, they quickly pulled away from LMH, and although a strong finish saw the gap close rapidly, it was not enough to catch Keble and ultimately the margin of loss was 1 length. This didn’t detract from the performance as the Keble crew were only beaten by overall winners Oriel. A look through the results showed LMH were one of the more competitive crews on the day. (http://www.atm.ox.ac.uk/rowing/fours/)
Next stop for M1 will be Wallingford Head on the 29th of November. The 4.5km course with it’s many twists and turns will prove a stern challenge for both cox and crew!
S – Noah Rivkin
3 – Joost Bauke
2 – Tom Middleton
B – Ollie Watson
Cox- Victoria Rees
(Photo, LMH holding Jesus off as they pass the LMH boathouse)