May Bumps round up: Day two

Image credit: Lili Bidwell

As the week continues, crews stretched their aching limbs in preparation for another gruelling day on the river. The sun beat down on the Cam, drawing spectators down to watch.

The Men’s fifth division started the day with a double overbump from Caius M4 pushing Christ’s M3 down and helping Caius on their way to blades. Selwyn M3 and Pembroke M4 were bumped for the second time in a row, meaning they are at risk of getting spoons. At the top of the division we saw the First and Third M4 team securing their place in the fourth division as they bumped for a second tome, this time catching Queen’s M4.

In the women’s fourth division St. Catherine’s W3 continued on upwards, now in fourteenth place having begun in eighteenth. Magdalene W2 were bumped again, this time by Homerton W2. Anglia Ruskin W1 lost their position at the top of the position as King’s W2 bumped up only to row over as sandwich boat in the third division.

The men’s fourth division saw Pembroke M3 and Anglia Ruskin M1 continued to creep up the table, both crews on for blades, whilst Wolfson M2 and Clare Hall M1 are halfway to spoons.

In the women’s third division both Pembroke W3 and Lucy Cav/Hughes Hall W2 continued in the same direction as yesterday, the former down and the latter up. Meanwhile, Newnham W3 and St. Edmund’s W1 made good campaigns for blades, with strong bumps up the table. Downing W2 successfully stayed in the second division, even managing to bump up.

The men’s third division was uneventful towards the top, but Emmanuel M2 were bumped by Lady Margaret M3 leaving them in sixth place. Robinson M2 and Magdalene M2 swapped places in the table again, leaving them back where they began their bumps campaigns.

Homerton W1 bumped for a second time, edging closer to the first division, whilst Selwyn W1 plummeted due to a strong Newnham W2. Wolfson W1 are on for blades after catching Corpus Christi W1, whilst Emmanuel W2 rowed over.

In the men’s second division Jesus M2 went down for a second time, putting them at risk of spoons. Wolfson M1 however are doing just as well as their female counterparts, in with a good chance of blades. Sidney Sussex M1 and First and Third M1 are also both halfway to blades at this stage in the competition.

In the women’s first division Downing W1 were bumped again, this time by Jesus W1, who will surely be looking to catch Caius W1 tomorrow to claim headship. Emmanuel W1 bumped up for the second time, placing them behind Downing W1 tomorrow, it will be interesting to see is Downing’s luck picks up or if they are victim to Emmanuel’s blades campaign. Magdalene W1’s progress echoed that of their W2, being bumped for a second day running. On the other hand, Fitzwilliam W1 are making good progress, no longer bottom of the division as they head towards blades.

At last came the men’s division, with Lady Margaret M1 remaining strong at the top of the division, although the way Clare M1 are looking coming up behind them they may face a challenge tomorrow. Downing M1 are having more success than their female counterparts, bumping Jesus M1. Emmanuel M1 and Robinson M1 are also both on for blades. Sadly Girton M1 have now been bumped down well into the second division. Christ’s M1 however, had a second bump today, a third strong row after their time as sandwich boat on Wednesday. 

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