Great is the race where all the crazy stuff happens *after* the finish line, and not before it.
For most of Wolfson College Boat Club, racing is why we do what we do. Our long-serving top men’s coach, Paul Kelly, may have put it best:
I don’t know who decided to take nine people from each college, put them in a boat, and see who can go backwards down the river fastest. But we might as well be the best at it.
Wolfson enters racing events throughout the year.
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An excellent showing by the only attending Oxford college women’s crew in WCBC’s first race of 2018.
WCBC members kept busy during the summer of 2017…
M1 defends their position of 5th on the river, while M3 remain the highest men’s 3rd VIII, at 9th in Men’s Division V. W1 finished the week at 6th in Women’s Division I, their highest ranking since 1992. W2 bumped up into Division II, while W3 finished at the head of Division V.
Two crews represented Wolfson in this year’s Women’s Eights Head of the River Race (WEHoRR).
All six Wolfson boats achieved record highs during Torpids.
A strong Wolfson crew earned 5th place in the women’s IM2 division of Quintin Head.
With so many keen rowers in this year’s senior squads, Wolfson decided to end a long term of intense training with a fun day out racing at one of the most popular pre-Christmas head races.
The day of Fours’ Head did not start great. It was bucketing rain, cold and miserable. For those who have not raced any of the big Tideway head races, they involve an infamous long wait on the water as hundreds of boats marshal up towards the start line and with only one boat being set off at a time, it can take hours to race. We arrived in London wrapped up warm for the cold, only to find that the rain had all but stopped and it was actually rather warm.
Whilst most university students were nursing their Halloween party hangovers from the night before, Wolfson ladies – clad in their signature floral leggings – were raring and ready to take on the journey to Henley-On-Thames for the Upper Thames Autumn Head.