Cygnet Weekly Update
31st October 2016
Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was good to see so many Cygnets and Barnes Bridge Ladies at Leander for the Henley lunch on Saturday. If we thought we were tough guys for paddling to the Pink House and back in a bit of launch wash, Mateo's story of his transatlantic row in the Talisker Challenge put what we do into perspective. Thanks to Stu for all his work organising the event.
And it was great to see 17 guys on the ergs doing Tim's first 2k test, there was real energy and determination in the Shed, a good indicator of the commitment from the squad. And the time trial down the Vets Head course on Sunday was an excellent dress rehearsal for the real event, getting the crews used to race conditions and putting down a lot of work. Impressive row by Guy to hold off both the 4x and 4- in his single.
Speaking of which, Sculler Head is coming up fast so anyone wanting to enter please let me know asap. So far BDF, Guy, Robin, Cris and myself are entered, there's room for a few more for the ultimate tideway test, dont be shy.
So this week:
Tuesday 7:15 Circuits with Maxi at Cavendish School - what can top the 75 burpee finisher we did last week??? I'm sure Maxi will have something up her sleeve.
Wednesday 7pm Club Run
Thursday 7pm Squad Erg (including ex LTR group) programme to be confirmed (next test will be 5k in a few weeks)
Saturday and Sunday water outings please put down your availability for outings 1 & 2, ex LTR guys can you make sure that you get into the routine of completing your availability for the weekend by Wednesday evening so we can plan coxing, coaching and crews in good time please so we make sure you get out onto the water.
Fours Head 12th November - there will be some very high class crews racing some down and watch the race and pick up some tips. We'll be looking for volunteers to help with all the crews boating from Cygnet.
Vet Fours Head 10:30 13th November - 3 Cygnet Crews entered so come and cheer them along
Kit window is still open, don't miss the chance to get club kit from Godfrey Sports http://godfrey.co.uk/club/cygnetrc.
And finally, it's the Barnes Bridge Christmas party on the 10th December at the Bulls Head in Barnes preceded by the Cygnet Waddle. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Have a good week, see you at Circuits tomorrow,