Word From The Captain

Lent 2011 has been an amazing term for THBC, with 5 crews on the river for Lent Bumps. Every one of these crews went up at least two, and no Hall crew was bumped - the best club result in almost 40 years. The final count for the Hall this term is up 16 in 20 Bumps races. This has put THBC in the lead, in terms of points from Lent Bumps, for this year's Michell Cup, which is awarded by the CUCBC to the Boat Club giving the best performance on the river during the course of the academic year.

Training for Lent Bumps got of to a good start with the first boats going to Temple Sur Lot for a training camp back in January. Whilst there, we enjoyed the opportunity to row for as long as we wanted on a beautiful wide river, which we only had to share with the French national squad. This intensive training allowed huge progress to be made.

Back in Cambridge, on the congested Cam, we continued training hard. After deciding not to race in the rescheduled Fairbairns at the beginning of term and Head of the Nene being cancelled due to high winds, Pembroke Regatta was our first race of the term. This provided the opportunity to experiment with some new race tactics before the big event of the term, Lent Bumps. It was an excellent day's racing for the Hall. W1 beat First and Third (who were Head of the River) in the first round, before convincingly beating Wolfson and LMBC. M1 also convincingly beat Kings.

I'd like to thank everyone who has coached, rowed or coxed for the Hall this term, through your hard work you made this happen.


Bronagh Murphy - THBC Captain 2010/11