Whilst many of his Oxford contemporaries were competing in
Summer Eights, Christ Church engineer Robin Bourne- Taylor
competed in the World Cup last weekend. The Great Britain VIII,
in which Bourne- Taylor occupies the bow seat, appeared much
improved since their previous outing in Poznan, finishing fourth,
narrowly missing out on a place in the medals. Missing out on a medal clearly did little harm to
Bourne-Taylor’s standing in the University Boat Club. The
two-time Boat Race winner was announced as OUBC’s President
for next year this week after his unopposed election was
confirmed. His experience will no doubt be an asset for next
year’s Blue boat as they seek revenge for this that
controversial defeat. Jock Strip, of course, wishes the Robin all
the best for his stint as President. Eighth week sees a series of miling competitions organised by
Oxford University Cross-Country Club. Prizes will be awarded to
the winning teams as well as to individuals – the fastest
and indeed slowest men and women will be honoured. The events
begin on the Monday at 6pm with the Magdalen mile around
Addison’s walk, continuing on Wednesday with the South Parks
mile, and ending on Friday at Iffley Road. All are welcome. Cuppers 5-a-side football continued last week, with Magdalen
A’s 3-0 win over Jesus making the other sides sit up and
take notice. Queen’s B also recorded a big win, avenging
Teddy Hall B’s win over their college’s A team 4-1.
Catz’s sides both progressed, beating Hertford B 2-0 and
Merton/Mansfield B 2-1. St Hugh’s A overcame New A in a
tense encounter after a penalty shoot-out. The low point of the
day, however, was provided by Corpus B, who failed to show up to
face Somerville. Whenever you mix lots of people, lots of Pimm’s and
‘triumph and disaster’, things are bound to go missing.
If, though, anyone knows of the whereabouts of the flags of
Jesus, Oriel and Christ Church Boat Clubs, then Jock Strip P.I.
would love to know and claim the, no doubt, large rewards.ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004