Our Women's composite 1st VIII managed to climb 50 places from their start place (quite possibly one of the highest in the country - We haven't done the maths, but it seems possible given the amount of entries), beating EVERY SINGLE college crew apart from a St Cuthberts crew that very annoyingly beat them by a single, frustrating second, but our crew climbed 40 more places in the start order then they did! In a race that lasts 23 minutes or so, one second represents less than 0.1% difference - so we're quite frustrated by that!
Our SJCBC/HCBC crew beat crews from DUBC, lots of Universities including UCL, Exeter and Birmingham, and no other college, other than SCSBC came close! As far as we know, some of the big Oxbridge colleges also fell short of our time, including the big ones like University College, Oxford.
Their result is testament the principle that good equipment (HCBC were providing the boat), but also (and very importantly) hard working rowers from Hatfield College Boat Club, and St John's College Boat Club can do very well!