In the Novices’ first sprint races of the term, Fitz had another great weekend of rowing following on from the Winter Head last week.
NM1 came first in their division (M1) and won Emma Sprints! Dressed as Batman and the Joker, they powered past Wolfson, Magdalene, Peterhouse and then Darwin in the final.
NM2 came fourth in their division (M2) beating Wolfson II and Queens’ II, to make the semi-finals, then losing to Churchill II and Homerton I in the third place race due to seat issues with stroke! They demonstrated some great Fitzbilly pride in their costume choice, dressing as Fitz itself.
NW1, dressed as Santa and Reindeers lost their first race against Clare despite a great start and leading for the first two thirds of the race but Clare just had more power and stamina over the 500m. However, NW1 then went on to beat Kings in their second race.
NW2 similarly lost their first race against Selwyn who were a strong crew. The girls were meant to then go on to race a Queens’ mens crew but due to a marshalling confusion (ending up stuck in the bank on the meadowside), finally managed to race a Sidney ladies crew. The race began neck and neck but then 7 (Snow White) caught a crab and stroke caught another trying to help her! They had to stop the boat and got stuck in the bank again with 7 sadly losing her Snow White wig. Following a reset, there was a strong row to finish but couldn’t make up for the lost time from being stuck in the bank.
Next up – Clare Novices this week!
Sadly no Fitz crews were lucky enough to have this happen to them yesterday: