Last weekend saw the annual BUCS regatta at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, where almost 1000 crews from 64 Universites took to the water competing for individual glory and Victor Ludorum points to win the regatta Championship. As with previous years, the boat club was in attendance setting up camp atop the hill, providing a perfect location to intimidate other University clubs and work on a tan, supported by significantly better weather than in previous years.
Fielding a women’s squad, fresh from a huge victory at WoHoRR, the Saturday saw the final of the WInt2- being dominated by DUBC with all 3 medals going to the palatinate side. The women followed this up with both gold and silver in the WInt4x and a further silver medal in the WC4x. A particular highlight for the men’s squad was the 1st VIII pushing Newcastle out of the medals by a margin of almost 9 seconds and sending a warning message for the boat race just around the corner. The Sunday saw more top-notch racing with silver in WCLwt2-, WInt8c and bronze in WInt1x and MInt2x. However, the real glory went to the women’s 1st VIII who took home the gold in the champ event. The Monday saw the weather turning nasty and DUBC turning the screw with silver in WInt Lwt1x, MInt2-, MC2-, WC4-, WC2x – and bronze in MCLwt2x, WInt2x, MC4x. Again Durham took home gold on the Monday with the WInt2x.
Although submitting fewer entries than previous years and against stiff opposition, Durham retained the all-important Victor Ludorum with 1011 points above Imperial with 826 and Newcastle with 632. This year’s victory means DUBC is unbeaten in 7 years!
The event could not have been such a huge sucess were it not for the support of all the athletes and a huge thankyou to must go to Barbara, Chris and the whole food team who kept the club supplied with all things tasty.
For all results (including splits) see: http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=15550§ionTitle=Results+2010+-+Day+One
We managed to get a piece about us into BUCS Life, concerning our efforts with the Winter Challenge Cup.
Have a read …
For the full story go to the link below:
We at DUBC would like to thank all of the competitiors and volunteers who have made this weekend such a sucess, especially Edinburgh University BC who contributed so many athletes to the event. The results for Sunday’s races and the overall Victor Ludorum scores can be downloaded via the link below:
Also stay tuned for a video of a selection of the races.
Congratulations to all those who raced today in the inaugral DUBC Winter Challenge Cup. The results of both divisions from today are free to download via the links below. We hope to see you all again tomorrow for more exciting races.
Please read/download the files below for information regarding the winter challenge cup this weekend:
‘Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.’ – Billie Burke
This year’s races saw a fantastic turnout from the alumni squad, with three eights in total braving the arctic conditions that had swept the nation. Two wily men’s crews organised by the indefatigable Mike Roberts had a tough race between them and gave the youngsters a run for their money off the start. The crews were as follows: Peter McManners, Simon Pelly, David Jones, David Lapish, Mike Roberts, James Stewart, Rupert Hessian, Dave Rendle, Geoff Potts, Jamie Priestley, Andy Purvis, Andy Riley, Jonathan Ferris, Garth Emrich, Andy Seddon, Huw Jones, Tom Bishop.
The Alumni women proved too much to handle for the squad girls who were defeated twice in close races. Many thanks to Jessica Chichester for organising the relatively younger women’s alumni team.
What was most evident from the event was that the indomitable Durham spirit remains strong many years after graduation and that one’s time in DUBC is special and lingering for all who have been involved. The next crucial date in the Alumni calendar is at Henley where there will no doubt be an even better turn out and atmosphere! Many thanks to the organisers and those who came down to support.
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James Dennis sits down with Senior Rowing Coach Wade Hall-Craggs to review the first term