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Amsterdam man, 2013

Just like 2011 or 2012 but faster! TL;DR: 3:43:06. Just 5 minutes faster and I’ll only be an hour slower than Maz. This post is mostly for my records. Transport and accommodation just like before, except I had Miranda with me. As you can see, Amsterdam has some exciting architecture. My GPS track is here,…

Up three to nine

We rock. M1 up 3, and the rest of the club did well, so we win the John Jenner trophy for 2013. Tally for the week: * day 1: epic row-over n front of Sharks * day 2: bumped Nines 2 * day 3: bumped St Neots (revenge) * day 4: bumped Press Press had…

Up one so far

Epic row over the first day (St Neots got Nines 2 quickly) but today it was our turn to get Nines, even more quickly. Make that up two: St Neots, in the gut, with an oar. See-also: the final tally.

Peony time

Peonies. Beautiful and ephemeral. Like the Mays, which is next week.

Boston, etc

More misc, under a thin veneer. I’ve been rowing again: the Boston Marathon. For fans of short-sellers-are-all-irredeemably-evil brigade, try Bronte. Our head isn’t too impressed with todays announced shake-up of the exam system: my heart sinks at the prospect of even more time spent on debating assessment rather than improving teaching and learning. Pols too…

Olympic badminton rowing

The mighty DeutschlandAchter. The NZ pair (gold) congratulating the UK pair (bronze). The UK were completely out of their lane over the finish line. Or, if you’re interested in my original subject: It am all de news: Olympics badminton: Four pairs charged with not trying. My take on this is different: I’ve watched some of…

Last day

[This post written in arrears and given an in-arrears date, so few people will see it. But I care.] So, day 4. Champs 1 again ahead of us, and we sort-of resolved to go for it rather harder this time, but in a slightly vague way. We mostly decided that we would aim to get…

Mirror, mirror

Still on the rowing I’m afraid. A row-over today: two years ago we’d have killed for a high-quality row-over like tonight, but after yesterdays superb bump-up, tonight felt like a let down. Thinking (and drinking, in the Waterman again, a pub I’m coming to like) about it afterwards, it all seemed like an unwelcome mirror…

Almost a bump

Bumps again, hurrah. The distant sound of gunfire. The culmination of a lot of peoples training for a long time. And, as I discovered once again while waiting for the start, a deeply unpleasant / scary / unnerving experience. It didn’t help that we had to stand around for 20 mins waiting for the 4-minute…

More hot bumping action

I had such fun watching the last three divisions today that I’m going to bore you with yet more rowing. First, here is Corpus M1 (hello Rob!) catching Christs M2 (note cox’s hand half raised in the process of acknowledging the bump) to cement their place in division 2 and their hopes of blades tomorrow.…