Winter Head 2009

Winter Head 2009

Cambridge Winter Head is the first chance the squad has to run ranked VIII’s for the first time each season and is used to assess potential crews for the Fairbairn Cup. This year the event fell just a week after the Fours Head of the River Race giving less preparation time than usual.

Winter Head 2009

The 1st VIII on First Post Reach

The 2nd VIII performed strongly rowing a mature race to win their category (Intermediate 2) comfortably, despite being impeded and unsettled by a crew that crashed just ahead of them on the course. The 1st VIII were unfortunate in two of their members falling ill, necessitating rowing with a sub on the day. After a disappointing start, the second half of the race picked up and we finished 2nd overall, just 3 seconds behind the fastest crew.