Today was the final exciting day of the May Bumps on the Cam in Cambridge, with many crews vying to win their blades by bumping the crew above them each day, and others hoping not to get the wooden spoon!
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting races was the Women’s First Division, with the performance by Jesus College’s Women’s Second Boat (W2) being just amazing – OK, I have a special interest in this boat, but… They started in second position in the Second Division, and then bumped every day to win their blades. As a result, Jesus were the only College to have two women’s crews in the First Division.
Jesus W2’s five bumps were as follows:
- Wednesday: bumped Trinity Hall W1 and Murray Edwards W1
- Thursday: bumped Selwyn W1
- Friday: bumped St. Catharine’s W1
- Saturday: bumped Peterhouse W1
The pictures below hopefully capture something of the excitement and energy of their final race today when they bumped Peterhouse! It was a really great performance, and it was a privilege to watch the race surrounded by people from other Jesus crews.