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01st June 2010

Sunshine, bumps and controversy: Summer Eights 2010

Well done to all the Exeter rowers who competed in this year’s Summer Eights. As ever, the week was one of the highlights of Trinity Term in Oxford, with plenty of sunshine, and plenty of friends and supporters on the banks cheering on crews from every college.

The week got off to a good start for Exeter, with M3 securing the much coveted “Summer VIII’s First Blood” Award by bumping Balliol 4 on Wednesday. As the week went on, W2 bumped St Anne’s 2, M3 bumped Merton 3 and Christ Church 4, and M2 bumped Oriel 2, Teddy Hall 2, and Corpus Christi 1. M3 was involved in a highly controversial bump on Corpus 2, which resulted in a lengthy appeal process – the most recent report was that it was still ongoing.

At the end of the week, the Oxford University Rowing Clubs’ website announced that Balliol W8 and Christ Church M8 were “Head of the River”. The site also has full details of the final results

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