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Clare College and First And Trinity have ideal May Bumps build-up in the X-Press Head



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Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093469)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093469)

Clare College and First And Third Trinity had ideal prep for the May Bumps as the top performing crews in the X-Press Head.

The event is a head race for eights, fours and quads on the ‘bumps’ course, timed upstream of the A14 bridge to Peter’s Post, and there were 37 crews entered in total.

In the open men’s college category in the May Bumps Division One, Clare were first in 7min 15sec, while in the women’s college category in the May Bumps Division One, First And Third were quickest in 8.37.

Wolfson were first in the men’s second division (8.02) and Sidney Sussex W1 were top in the women’s second division (8.25).

St Catharine’s M2 topped the men’s division three (7.47) and Peterhouse W2 did similar in the women’s division three (8.25).

Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093467)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093467)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093473)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093473)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093475)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093475)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093481)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093481)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093477)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093477)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093472)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093472)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093456)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093456)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093457)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093457)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093466)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093466)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093468)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093468)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093459)
Action from the first race of the X - Press head on the river Cam . Picture: Keith Heppell. (57093459)

Hughes Hall M2 triumphed in the open/mixed college May fourth division (7.53).

The women’s masters eight was won by the Leys’ Peregrines in 9.14, and Cantabs’ Harlequins were victorious in the open masters eight in 9.16.

In the men’s college quads, King’s M1 were first in 8.00 and ARU took the women’s event in 10.24.

Chesterton were triumphant in the open coxed four.

ARU won the award for the best line around grassy corner, while the John Dent Trophy for the fastest men’s and ladies boats’ combined time went to Wolfson with 17min 9sec.



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