Torpids 2009 Blog - Friday

Time 16:34 pm

Pembroke appeared to have bumped out on someone, maybe. SEH closing on Queens - this can't be right, they started two places up on them...this division got very messy in the Gut. Now looks like Pemb are still racing.

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Time 16:33 pm

ChCh still a canvas off up the Greenbank.

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Time 16:32 pm

SEH bumped in the Gut by Magd.

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Time 16:32 pm

ChCh canvas off Oriel.

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Time 16:31 pm

Catz pulling away from Oriel passing race desk.

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Time 16:31 pm

Exeter closing on Merton. Magdalen closing on SEH.

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Time 16:30 pm

New closing hard on Pembroke, who are a length off Queens.

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Time 16:30 pm

And we're off.

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Time 16:29 pm

Minute gun for WDiv 1 fired.

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Time 16:27 pm

Women's Div 1 is about to start, where Oriel will once again be aiming to get the Headship back from Catz....will they manage it?

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Time 16:11 pm

St Hugh's, the last racing crew, has now crossed the finishing line.

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Time 16:08 pm

Wolfson are gaining on Keble

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Time 16:07 pm

Peter's have bumped Hugh's

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Time 16:06 pm

Jesus rowing on, Wolfson about a length or so behind

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Time 16:06 pm

Univ have bumped Brasenose

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Time 16:06 pm


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Time 16:06 pm

Queen's have conceded.

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Time 16:05 pm

Teddy Hall closing hard on Queens

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Time 16:05 pm

Worcestor chasing hard on Hertford at the top of the division.

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Time 16:04 pm

St Peter's are gaining on Hugh's; Lincoln are gaining on Keble

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Time 16:03 pm

Men's div 2 has now set off.

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Time 15:36 pm

Balliol, Hertford and Worcestor have crossed the line.

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Time 15:35 pm

St John's still closing the gap on Worcestor...

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Time 15:35 pm

Wadham are over the line

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Time 15:34 pm

Trinity is the last racing crew of this division.

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Time 15:33 pm

The front three crews still rowing over...

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Time 15:33 pm

Linacre have bumped Hugh's

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Time 15:33 pm

Wolfson have bumped Univ...apparently quite early on.

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Time 15:33 pm

Trinity 2 lengths behind St Anne's

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Time 15:32 pm

Univ still rowing, chasing St John's

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Time 15:32 pm

Keble have just bumped Worcestor!

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Time 15:32 pm

Top four crews of this division still rowing...

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Time 15:31 pm

Keble half a length of Worcestor and closing in...

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Time 15:31 pm

Worcestor a length and a half behind Hertford.

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Time 15:30 pm

Balliol a length behind Wadham, but Wadham looking strong...

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Time 15:30 pm

Women's Div 2 has now started.

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Time 15:04 pm

Magdalen a length and a half behind Pembroke, Ch Ch closing on Exeter...

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Time 15:00 pm

Men's Div 3 has now started.

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Time 14:54 pm

Apparently, LMH's bump on Lincoln in women's div 3 is their first Torpid bump for about several years!

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Time 14:37 pm

...and they've just conceded.

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Time 14:37 pm

St John's have just crashed into a boathouse raft. Oh dear....

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Time 14:34 pm

Trinity have a length of clear water at the head of the division.

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Time 14:34 pm

St John's have canvas on Hertford, but St John's are equally being keenly chased by Balliol.

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Time 14:33 pm

Lincoln have just conceded to LMH.

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Time 14:33 pm

St Anthony's are hot on Trinity's tail, but Trinity is maintaining their lead.

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Time 14:32 pm

Racing crews are now entering the gut...Trinity still head of the division, rating 39!

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Time 14:31 pm

We're now onto Women's Division 3...where John's are already gaining on Hertford

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Time 14:05 pm

Brasenose have now conceded to Wadham just past the Green Bank

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Time 14:05 pm

Corpus now gaining on Jesus

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Time 14:04 pm

LMH are gaining on St Anthony's

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Time 14:04 pm

Lincoln are 2 lengths behind Brasenose....

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Time 14:03 pm

Hertford rowing steadily through with clear water either side.

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Time 14:02 pm

It's a very close race.

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Time 14:02 pm

First crews now entering the gut...Trinity have overlap on Univ and Univ have overlap on Corpus...

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Time 14:01 pm

Worcestor have wound down...have they got their bump?

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Time 14:01 pm

We're all set for Men's Div 4...and away they go!

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Time 13:39 pm

Women's Div 4 - a pretty clean race overall, except that Peter's are being escorted back by the safety launch...ah.

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Time 13:38 pm

Brasenose is now the last racing crew for this division, cruising along nice and cleanly...putting on a nice show as they head towards the boathouses. Let's hope the pressure of the cheering crowds won't put them off.

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Time 13:35 pm

Women's div 4 are underway. Worcestor the first to emerge from the gut, with a strong Hilda's crew a couple of lengths behind.

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Time 13:31 pm

The 1 min gun for womens div 4 has now been fired.

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Time 13:30 pm

Well, things are moving along nicely here, with bumps left right and centre. Only one appeal so far, otherwise fairly straightforward and in some cases, not at all surprising!

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Time 13:10 pm

St Benet's have conceded to St John's

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Time 13:07 pm

Oriel have conceded to Lincoln.

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Time 13:06 pm

Oriel first crew to exit gut...a lenght clear of Lincoln

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Time 13:06 pm

Wolfson have bumped Catz at the foot of the division

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Time 13:05 pm

Hertford have conceded to Regents.

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Time 13:05 pm

Regent's gaining on Hertford.

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Time 13:05 pm

Men's Div. 5 is underway.

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Time 13:04 pm

1 min gun for Men's Div. 5 has now been fired.

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Time 12:44 pm

Men's div. 5 have now boated.

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Time 12:34 pm

Wadham III are the last racing crew

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Time 12:34 pm

Catz have conceded to Hughs

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Time 12:33 pm

Catz have crabbed and Regent's have ploughed into them!

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Time 12:32 pm

St Peter's have conceded to ChCh

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Time 12:31 pm

Catz have conceded to Magdalen III.

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Time 12:31 pm

...oh, they caught a crab!

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Time 12:31 pm

Magdalen entering the gut, 2 lengths clear...

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Time 12:30 pm

And they're off!!!!

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Time 12:29 pm

1 min gun has now been fired.

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Time 12:25 pm

The 5 min. gun for Women's Div. 5 has just been fired.

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Time 12:10 pm

Women's Division 5 have now boated.

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Time 12:07 pm

Worcestor are the last racing crew...pushing away doggedly towards the finish line.

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Time 12:04 pm

Mansfield have conceded to Christchurch

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Time 12:02 pm

Canvas between Exeter and Magdelen...soon to bump!

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Time 12:02 pm

Mansfield have conceded to Hughs. Jesus have conceded to Hilda's

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Time 12:01 pm

Wolfson half a length of Linacre in the gut.

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Time 12:00 pm

Worcestor have caught a crab! ...but are rowing again!

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Time 12:00 pm

The 1 min. gun for Men's Div 6 has just been fired.

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Time 11:55 am

The 5 min gun for Men's Div 5 has just been fired.

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Time 11:38 am

Men's Division 6 has just been given the all clear to boat. Friday of Torpids 2009 has now started. Let the carnage begin!!!!

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Time 10:35 am

To view live racing online today, look under 'Racing' and then 'Live webcam.'

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Time 10:33 am

The webcam is now operational. It's a beautiful day down at the river today for Torpids 2009...  and Merton has been the first college to pay their fines.

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