Summer Eights 2012: Friday

Another corker of a summer’s day and another feast of rowing on display for all those lucky enough to spend a day by the Isis. While there was some competition on Friday as the Varsity Twenty20 teed off over in Uni Parks, turnout at riverside was still high, and good spirits were in abundance.

Oriel, Pembroke and Christ Church go into Saturday in that order, still. It didn’t always look likely though, as Christ Church were pushing Pembroke very hard at one point in the race. All eyes to today’s action to see if Oriel can hold onto the headship. Further down the division Magdalen bumped Hertford and Trinity, having bumped into the division by bumping Keble down to Division 2.

In the women’s divisions St. Johns unseated Balliol from their third place, meaning that the Broad Street VIII have been bumped every day so far. Pembroke and Wadham rowed over in first and second.

So there’s plenty to look forward to today, in what promises to be an eventful afternoon’s rowing. Get on down to the river, grab an undercooked hot dog, some overstrength Pimms, and relax in front of the rowing – with the weather like this your tutor will be no doubt doing the same, so there’s nothing to worry about.