Summer Eights 2008 Blog - Saturday

Time 18:03 pm

everything has finished for the day... Balliol and Teddy Hall are men's and women's head of the river.  Well done.

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Time 17:56 pm

I think we have Chch on Magdalen and New on Keble the only bumps, but this is only provisional.

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Time 17:55 pm

Exeter have managed to escape spoons, very narrowly

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Time 17:54 pm

And SEH now as well

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Time 17:54 pm

Catz have finished, as have Hertford

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Time 17:53 pm

Wadham less than a canvas off Exeter

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Time 17:53 pm

Balliol have crossed the finish line, they finish head of the river for the first time since the 1950s

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Time 17:53 pm

Balliol pulling away from Oriel, close to the finish

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Time 17:52 pm

Wadham maybe 1/3 length off exeter

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Time 17:52 pm

and they have got them

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Time 17:52 pm

new v close to keble on green bank

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Time 17:51 pm

Catz close to univ and wadham closing on exeter

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Time 17:51 pm

oriel a canvas off balliol on the green bank

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Time 17:49 pm

Chch have got Magdalen

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Time 17:49 pm

Exeter closing on New I think

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Time 17:49 pm

And they are off!

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Time 17:48 pm

Commentary may be few and far between as I would rather like to see the racing... will do what I can!

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Time 17:48 pm

The 1 minute gun has finally been fired.

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Time 17:45 pm

By the way the W1 bumps are now online. Congrats to SEH who retain the headship.

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Time 17:45 pm

We've had the 5 minute gun, but the 1 minute has been delayed due to some large bits of debris in the river.

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Time 17:28 pm

Chch probably fancy their chances off catching Magdalen too

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Time 17:27 pm

Men's div 1 now warming up, the big question is can Oriel knock Balliol off the headship?

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Time 17:22 pm

Hertford have got Somerville

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Time 17:21 pm

Now Merton another 2 lengths behind

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Time 17:21 pm

New College pass us in clear water. Magd are 2 lengths back.

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Time 17:20 pm

Hertford 1/3 length off Somerville at race desk

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Time 17:20 pm

Pembroke only just got off the line... phew!

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Time 17:20 pm

SEH very comfortable at the head, followed by Chch and then Osler about a length behind Chch

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Time 17:19 pm

Balliol got Pembroke

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Time 17:19 pm

Balliol have overlap on Pembroke who have overlap on Wadham!

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Time 17:19 pm

Pembroke are closing in on Wadham

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Time 17:18 pm

Wadham 1.5 lengths behing Osler

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Time 17:18 pm

Osler 1 length off Chch

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Time 17:17 pm

And we are off

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Time 17:16 pm

1 minute gun has been fired

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Time 17:15 pm

Women's Div 1 goes off very soon

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Time 16:51 pm

Worcester rowed over.

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Time 16:50 pm

Wadham appear to be rowing over.

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Time 16:49 pm

Jesus bumped St Anne's.

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Time 16:48 pm

Wadham are coming out of the gut, well clear.

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Time 14:48 pm

Women's divIII are warming up

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Time 14:43 pm

Following an appeal involving Merton, the live bumps for men's div 5 have been updated. Merton bumped St Anne's and Pembroke were awarded a technical rowover.

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Time 14:40 pm

Live bumps are online now for women's div 4

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Time 14:35 pm

Jesus are 3/4 of a length back and are the last racing crew.

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Time 14:34 pm

St Benet's very close to Hertford, less than half a length at the bottom of the green bank

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Time 14:34 pm

Balliol passing us in loads of space. Looks like St Antonys have bumped SJC

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Time 14:33 pm

Overlap between keble and SEH

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Time 14:33 pm

Wadham 1 length behind catz

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Time 14:33 pm

Exeter have clear water both sides

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Time 14:33 pm

Keble are coming out of the gut with SEH in hot pursuit

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Time 14:32 pm

And Worcester have conceded

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Time 14:31 pm

Trinity 1/3 length off worcester

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Time 14:31 pm

SEH 1 length off Keble

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Time 14:31 pm

Men's div 4 is underway

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Time 14:30 pm

1 minute gun has been fired.

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Time 14:27 pm

Jesus II are the sandwich boat for this one.

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Time 14:26 pm

And the 5 minute gun has now been fired

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Time 14:19 pm

11 minutes until men's div 4

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Time 14:15 pm

Next division is men's div 4 in 16 minutes

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Time 14:09 pm

Lots of noise at Longbridges as Hertford W2 land.

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Time 14:02 pm

Looks like St John's, Catz and Balliol will all row over.

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Time 14:00 pm

Balliol, the last racing crew, passing us now. This means only three racing crews and Oriel must have bumped Worcester.

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Time 14:00 pm

Hertford did bump Wolfson on the green bank

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Time 13:59 pm

And Catz passing race desk too, so presumably magd have bumped Regent's

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Time 13:59 pm

St John's are passing race desk with clear water around them as the 4 in front have bumped out.

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Time 13:59 pm

Overlap now between Hertford and Wolfson

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Time 13:58 pm

SEH have bumped Linacre we think

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Time 13:58 pm

1/4 of a length between them

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Time 13:58 pm

Much less than a length actually!!

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Time 13:57 pm

Wolfson are coming out of the gut with Hertford a length behind

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Time 13:57 pm

St Hilda's bpd Merton at Doony Bridge

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Time 13:56 pm

SEH three quarters of a length off linacre

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Time 13:56 pm

And the race is now underway.

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Time 13:51 pm

Live bumps are now online for men's div 5, and we have just had the 5 minute gun for women's div 4

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Time 13:39 pm

And a Merton crew have almost identical tops.

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Time 13:37 pm

A Worcester crew in hot pink warming up in front of us

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Time 13:36 pm

Men's div 5 results should not be long, women's div 4 is due to go in just under 20 minutes.

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Time 13:35 pm

Live bumps are now online up to and including women's division 5

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Time 13:29 pm

They were the last racing crew... I must have missed one as we can't have an even number of racing crews!

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Time 13:28 pm

And the Jesus vikings now passing us

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Time 13:28 pm

Merton have passed racedesk so far but nobody else, so apparently plenty of bumps

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Time 13:27 pm

Men's div 5 is underway - apologies for the lack of commentary earlier

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Time 10:51 am

the lesser pink striped hildabeasts have just been spotted, well striped J xxx

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Time 10:51 am

The bacon is a lie J xxx

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Time 10:48 am

Apparently bacon is very good, J xxx

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