Summer Eights, day 4:
M3: Got bumped. But they did not get spoons! More importantly than anything, M3 took part in Eights this year. 2016 marks the first time in a long time that LMHBC has fielded a 5th boat that qualified for Eights. Congratulations to M3 for being part of the Eights glory 🙂
W2: Rowed-over! W2 did another fantastic row the full length of the Isis. They too avoided spoons, and we are very proud of the improvement they made this term – thank you coach James for all of your help.
M2: BUMPED AND GOT BLADES. WELL DONE BOYS!!!
W1: BUMPED AND GOT BLADES. WELL DONE GIRLS!!!
Both M2 and W1 each managed to bump up FIVE PLACES and into the division above them this week. Absolutely outstanding work from both crews – LMHBC has not achieved blades, let alone double blades, for a fair while.
M1: Rowed-over. If there was ever a race to end Eights on, it was this one. The chasing crew’s bowball was sitting next to their cox for the entire length of the island, but M1 completely smashed it, staying cool right until the end and providing the most epic of evasions for everyone on boathouse island to see. Mansfield had bumped us on the final day of Torpids this year, and it was an awesomely gutsy end to Eights to deny them the bump quite so dramatically. M1 finish their campaign as the HIGHEST EVER LMH MEN’S BOAT IN SUMMER EIGHTS.
Congratulations to every single one of our athletes this week. LMHBC has possibly had it’s most successful Eights in history, and all of the hard work has paid off with style.