Summer Eights 2008 Blog - Wednesday

Time 15:35 pm

Hertford II 1L of Johns II past race desk

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Time 15:35 pm

Antony's closing on Catz II

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Time 15:34 pm

Oriel 1L clear of Teddy hall coming out of the gut

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Time 15:34 pm

Osler have been bumped

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Time 15:34 pm

Osler being chased hard by Balliol

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Time 15:33 pm

Trinity II bump Queens II

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Time 15:32 pm

It's started.

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Time 15:31 pm

1 minute gun for mens div 4 has just been fired.

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Time 15:15 pm

Well that's all from me today folks...hope you've enjoyed my commentry. Hopefully we'll have some more in store for you tomorrow.

And hopefully someone else will take over for today...time will tell

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Time 15:02 pm

Oriel and Magdalen cross the line to end Women's Div 4.

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Time 15:02 pm

Merton have crossed the line ahead of Hilda's

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Time 15:01 pm

Oriel, Magdalen, Hilda's and Merton are the only crews left racing

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Time 15:01 pm

Hilda's are now 1L off Merton, who have dug deep to find some more pace

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Time 15:00 pm

Magdalen holding at 1/2L ahead of Oriel. They now race along the boathouses

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Time 15:00 pm

Hertford bumped John's in the Gut earlier in this division

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Time 14:59 pm

Magdalen still holding Oriel comfortably on the Green Bank. Now they pull away in the second half of the race

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Time 14:59 pm

Magdalen crossing early to keep Oriel at bay. 1/2L in it now...

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Time 14:58 pm

What a battle, only a few feet separate Hilda's and Merton

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Time 14:58 pm

Merton through the Gut with Hilda's 1/4L behind

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Time 14:57 pm

Hilda's closing on Merton

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Time 14:57 pm

Linacre pass race desk with a million lengths of clear water behind

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Time 14:57 pm

Wolfson bump Teddy Hall coming out of the Gut

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Time 14:57 pm

First crew out of the Gut are Linacre

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Time 14:56 pm

Magdalen holding Oriel

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Time 14:56 pm

Regent's bump Worcester

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Time 14:55 pm

Start!

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Time 14:54 pm

There goes the 1-minute gun. Not long now...

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Time 14:50 pm

The 5-minute gun has been fired for Women's Div 4

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Time 14:44 pm

Women's Div 4 crews are warming up on their merry way to the start...

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Time 14:42 pm

Apologies, I was misled. Pembroke III were not chasing St. Anne's II for a double-overbump, but simply a bump. Anne's were nevertheless heroic in their defence.

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Time 14:27 pm

It's all over. Anne's manage to fend off Pembroke's epic double-overbump effort.

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Time 14:27 pm

Apparently Pembroke still closing on Anne's...

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Time 14:26 pm

Just Pembroke and Anne's left in this Div...

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Time 14:26 pm

Overlap by Pembroke on St. Anne's, the last racing crews

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Time 14:26 pm

A concession by Jesus; overbumped by Wolfson.

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Time 14:25 pm

Wolfson 1/2L behind Jesus

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Time 14:25 pm

Coming to the boathouses, Pembroke close to 1/4L on Anne's.

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Time 14:24 pm

Sorry, Wolfson trail the Vikings past race desk

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Time 14:24 pm

The Vikings bring up the rear past race desk.

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Time 14:23 pm

Pembroke III going for a double overbump on St Anne's II...

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Time 14:23 pm

Brasenose bump Jesus outside Falcon

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Time 14:22 pm

Balliol lead Benet's by 2L past race desk

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Time 14:22 pm

St Peter's bump Magdalen

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Time 14:22 pm

First boats are through the Gut (check the Webcam!!!).

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Time 14:21 pm

A concession by Queen's

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Time 14:21 pm

Regent's closing on Queen's. Now overlap

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Time 14:20 pm

Racing is under way for Men's Div 5!!!

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Time 14:19 pm

And now the 1-minute gun. The tension mounts...

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Time 14:17 pm

The 5-minute gun for Men's Div 5 has just sounded...

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Time 13:12 pm

Lots of bumps in womens div VI and the first division of Eights 2008 with crews to cross the finish line!

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Time 12:04 pm

Men's Division 7 klaxoned as the first boats came through the Gut, 4-boat collision uder Donny Bridge!

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