|XP1 Win the Winter League|
X-Press men's first eight excelled themselves in the third leg of the Winter League. Not only did they win the event, they also set a new club record time of 9.22 over the Cam head course.
The crew happily admit that they benefitted from favourable weather in the second leg of the Winter League - their main competitors, City 1, rowing in worse conditions earlier in the day. However for the final leg XP1 and City 1 raced in the same division to ensure a fair race.
City 1 initially gained ground on XP1, though once they hit the long reach XP1 got into their stride and reopened the gap. Amazingly, both crews finished in exactly 9.22 (City 1 were later given a time penalty for doing practice starts upstream on the way to the start).
There's also a little video of them reaching the finish line here. Turn the sound up to hear how tired they were at the end!
First two pictures are © David Boughey Photographic
|Last Updated on Thursday, 11 March 2010 22:41|