Members of the club took part in the British Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday 8th December.
The event, held at the Velodrome in London’s Olympic Park, saw the Isle of Ely athletes deliver 14 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals to finish off another successful year for the club.
The juniors won all three junior relay 8 mins: Junior Girls covered 2,499m, the Junior Boys set a new record covering 2899m, and Mixed Juniors also set a new record covering 2692m.
The 2018 Town Bumps got off to an excellent start for the Isle of Ely crews. At the bottom of women’s division 3 W2 (Fentastic) had a great row to overbump ‘99 6s at the White House.
At the top of Men's Division 3, Isle of Ely M1 also had a great row, bumping Champs 3 coming out of Ditton Corner and then climbing into the sandwich boat position in division 2 to bump Xpress 4 just beyond Bovis bridge.
In the women’s Division 2, W1 (Fen Fetales) fought hard to chase City 5 but rowed over when the later caught Radegund.
In women’s Division 3, W2 continued their success from day 1 bumping Cantabs 10 within 350 meters, much to the relief of the crew.
M1, having moved up to Division 2, were chasing Cantabs 7 but despite a strong row were not able to catch them and they rowed over.
In women’s Division 2 W1 reigned in St Radegund to record their first bump of 2018.
In Division 3, W1 got off to a bad start but despite this managed to hang on and rowed over. They will be hoping to catch Cantabs 9 tonight.
In Division 2, M1 were unfortunately overbumped by a class 99 5 crew. They will be looking to get their revenge tonight.
In Women’s Division 2, W1 got their second bump of the week by bumping City 5. Tonight they will be chasing City 4 and hoping to move up to Division 1.
Good Luck to all crews on the last night!
You can listen to the commentary of all the action for Divisions 1 and 2 on CamFM
You can view photos in the Bumps Gallery
This week will see three strong Isle of Ely eights participating in the Cambridge Town Bumps with the aim of retaining the John Jenner Trophy.
Tonight the men’s crew will be starting 2nd in Division 3 and will be looking to progress through the week into Division 2.
Last year’s W1 earned their blades by bumping Rob 3, City 6 and 7 and Champs 3. They will start 4th in Division 2 and will try to bump their way up to division 1
W2 will be starting 11th in Division 3. They are a novice crew and most of the crew have not rowed bumps before.
To find out how our crew’s progress throughout the week follow us on Twitter @ioerc
Tuesday’s crews and start times:<
W1 VIII – 18:55
Ellen Bridges (cox),
W2 VIII – 17:35
Christian Schosland (cox),
>M1 VIII – 18:15
Jo Cotgrove (cox),
Junior rower Seren Palmer represented the Eastern region of England at the Junior Inter Regional Regatta on Saturday April 18.
Seren won her first round race in the WJ14 (14 and under) single sculls, qualifying 3rd fastest from the two heats.
The club has won the women’s eights (Club B) category in this year’s Cambridge Winter League, a series of timed races on the Cam.
The club entered men’s, women’s and junior crews in many different boat classes. Club captain Duncan McCulloch said “I was really pleased to see so many crews that have formed over the last year taking part in this event.
Women’s Division 3
Sweep of Faith continued their campaign with another solid row-over.
Our opposition on day 3 (Cantabs 12) bumped out ’99 6; so for the final night we will take on 99’s.
How will we do? – the clue is in the name – we have every FAITH in our ability to bump them and support our other crews in the bid for the John Jenner Trophy.