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HORR 2012

Re: HORR 2012

Post by hydrophile on 16 Mar 2012, 22:26

stelph wrote:
Gittus wrote:
stelph wrote:Starting 140 as City had a shocker last year. Back to the bow seat which I enjoy the most (get to shout at crews in front who don't give way :twisted: ) hehe


Ditto at bow, any choppy water under hammersmith and the crew should fully expect a few "yeeee-hawws" as we plough through it :-D


Thanks guys - that's really reassuring. :S My first time rowing at bow in a race. Must confess its not my favourite seat so far. Esp not since I bore the brunt of a tsunami last weekend when a boat sped past :x
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by bewdleywill on 17 Mar 2012, 00:08

In the 3 seat of boat 212. Had a few outings, going OK but I am but one of a few pretty unfit guys on board. Should be fun though. If you're watching look for a fat guy hanging out of his arse at Hammersmith!
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by hydrophile on 17 Mar 2012, 18:29

So at least the "heavy showers" held off. Hope everyone had a brilliant race.

Wasn't too bad in the end except desperately needing the loo for about an hour before we set off :oops: Added to the sense of urgency to get to the finish line I guess :lol: Now waiting anxiously for the results. It is clear there's lots of work to be done before regatta season starts in earnest. :twisted:
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by pmarnold on 17 Mar 2012, 22:03

http://www.horr.co.uk/2012/results.html

Finished no. 234, which I would have taken happily before the race.

It was more or less what I was expecting - very untidy at times, but reasonably effective at least some of the time. Overtook two crews near the start (one of them must have been terrible, as they had been passed twice before Barnes Bridge) and were passed by one towards the end.

If only we could have had a bit more practice...
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by hydrophile on 18 Mar 2012, 00:38

Cheers for the heads up Pete, well done. Just had a look.

Our time was terrible - we were aiming to break 20:00.0 having done 20:26 last weekend for about the same distance. I guess maybe the stream was faster when we did it last week. :oops: Didn't help that our coxbox broke just before the start :x - however, I thought we kept it together fairly well considering. What did happen was we started to go soft a few times and had to pull ourselves out of it without the cox. A bit demoralising but not entirely unexpected given crew fitness.

Still an overall good experience for us given its our 1st year rowing. Just awesome rowing alongside so many great crews. Although I was happier with the 4s Head, I wouldn't have missed this for the world. 8)

And glorious champagne coloured sunshine for the Vets this morning. Good luck to all the Vets out there. I'll be watching!
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by Ray79 on 18 Mar 2012, 19:39

75th place for us. Cox box problems must have been the theme of the day as ours died during the warm up so we had no cox for the race. It is impossible to co ordinate an 8 without a cox. This undoubtedly cost us time, as did the TSS crew getting in the way the whole way down.

But thats rowing i suppose.

It never ceases to catch me out how much swell you get on the tideway even when it is fairly still. It gets rough and windy in Nottingham, but its nothing like that.

Another fun day on the tideway though, now on to the short straight stuff.
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by bewdleywill on 18 Mar 2012, 23:26

Only got out in the final crew on the day, but we did have a pre-paddle. It gelled OK and we went down the course at 33+ pretty much the whole time (not exactly high, but better than we expected) and came out 108th. I think we'd have been top 100 a) if I put my catch in and b) if we hadn't been struggling so much after Hammersmith.

Still, quite happy considering I stopped rowing in August.
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by stelph on 26 Mar 2012, 19:22



And here is the video I took of the race, first time I've tried taking the heart rate as well.

Shame, I thought it would be higher :P

Watch from about 6mins for the 2 mans "almost" crab and recovery
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by hydrophile on 27 Mar 2012, 22:56

@stelph: Another great video - thanks for that! Re-living memories of the day - somehow less painful than being there on the day itself :lol:
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by spiveyp on 29 Mar 2012, 09:02

Great video Tom. You are a very posh rower, you raise your pinky on each stroke. :-D
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by strokeseat on 30 Mar 2012, 13:17

these videos are so cool.

Nice recovery from 2. those Tideway crabs bite hard!
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Re: HORR 2012

Post by Cader on 30 Mar 2012, 17:58

by strokeseat on Today, 13:17

these videos are so cool.

Nice recovery from 2. those Tideway crabs bite hard!


Get yourself back in a boat :evil:
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