Hello from BUCS Head! Novices were in action this morning with two Novice Men's 8+s and one Novice Ladies 4+ racing. With boats built nice and early, and the Tyne looking calm (relatively) there was just enough time for a pep talk and some nerves to build before launching.
First down the course were the Novice Men's A 8+, looking strong and efficient and posting an impressive time of 10.20. Not to be outdone the B 8+ steamed through the pack to post a fantastic time of 10.27. Putting the crews 2nd and 3rd respectively out of a field of 25 crews. A truly phenomenal achievement to have two 8+s on the podium at a BUCS event, when the standard of Novice rowing in the UK in recent years has got better year on year.
Then came the Ladies 4+ who rowed exceptionally well in a competitive field. Coming 4th and narrowly missing out on a medal by only 3 seconds. This sets them up fantastically well for this afternoon's Ladies 8+s, as the quest for more medals continues unabated!
Results can be watched live on the live results page or we'll have further updates on here after this afternoon's racing.