Third for the Birds as ICBC take Three Top Twenty Spots and the Senior Pennant at Women's Head 2012
WEHoRR 2012: On a windy grey day on Tideway, ICBC’s women’s squadron provided the light to guide the way at the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race (WEHoRR). In spite of a bumpy run up to the race for the two Imperial College/Sport Imperial crews, the girls sparkled on the day with both boats finishing in the top twenty and the first eight taking the senior pennant and third place overall.
Photo Courtesy of Mark Ruscoe
Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 March 2012 09:58 )
Lightweights Retain Title at BUCS Head 2012 while Carnage Cancels Novice Racing
Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:02 )
BUCS 4s and 8s Head 2012: BUCS Head on the River Nene in Peterborough never fails to be a challenging race for all concerned and 2012 was no exception. In a weekend of two halves, the gales of Saturday played havoc with the beginner crews as many failed to complete the course whereas the relative calm of Championship Sunday delivered more medals and BUCS points for ICBC’s seniors, both men and women, heavyweight and lightweight. The lightweight men were once again worth their weight in gold, winning their two events with relative ease.
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Lean Back and Think of GB: ICBC Take Two Pennants and the Overall Win at Quintin Head
Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 February 2012 19:41 )
Quintin Head 2012: Just a week after the club had had its 5km test, both halves of the squad shone in the first Tideway race of 2012. Quintin Head, run with the stream from Chiswick to Harrods, was the first opportunity for Imperial to show what they were made of. IC1 were the fastest crew of the day and brought home the IM1 pennant while the women’s crew took their category win, along with the title of second fastest women.
Another Headship and Five in the Top Ten for ICBC at Scullers' Head of the River
In the last head race of 2011, Imperial shone spectacularly as scullers from the club took five of the top ten places, including the all important headship for Adam Freeman-Pask. Eight IC individuals made the top 25. With Christmas looming, ICBC can go into the holidays with smiles on their faces after a good first term.
Photo Courtesy of Nick Ablitt
Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 December 2011 08:54 )
Novices Get a Taste of Real Rowing at Cambridge Winter Head
Last Updated ( Monday, 28 November 2011 13:09 )
Press Officer Will Dobson reports on the first racing experiences of this year's intake of ICBC novices at Cambridge Winter Head.
The poor freshers of 2011 probably never thought they’d see 5am on a Saturday morning. Well, maybe after a night out on Friday, stumbling through the door with a dodgy kebab and the promise of a hangover. But 5am is not a time most students ever expect to wake up at. Although this is what greeted ICBC’s latest intake as they prepared for their first race of the season - Cantabrigian RC’s Winter Head in Cambridge. After ten minutes on the coach the novices were straight back to sleep, getting some much needed rest. The seniors, however, were still wide awake as if it was normal; it looks like this is something the novices are going to have to get used to...
Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Fuhrmann
One Win, Two Seconds, Three Thirds and Ten Top Tens; ICBC Flourish at Fours Head
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 November 2011 18:53 )
Fours Head 2011: Out of eleven crews starting this year’s race, Imperial Boat Club brought home one win, two second places, three thirds and nearly every other boat was in the top ten in their category. On a day where Leander/Team GB claimed nearly every win, as well as seven of the top ten places, ICBC continued to build on pre-season training and the form from earlier in the academic year.
Adam Freeman Pask Demolishes Unbeatable Record in the Wingfield Sculls 2011
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 November 2011 10:12 )
ICBC Legend, Adam Freeman Pask, took part in the 171st Wingfield Sculls race from Putney to Mortlake on October 27th 2011. Not only did he win but also broke the course record by 17s, a record that has stood for nearly two decades! Here, he reports on how the day progressed...
After a quick glance out the window it was obvious to both Don and I that the tide was flowing in at a fair rate of knots. However, I was stationed on Middlesex, which for the start would put me out of the stream, should all 5 scullers turned up to race. Fortunately, two guys pulled out; reigning champion Alan Cambell tweaked his shoulder earlier in the week practicing starts (and didn't fall in, as were the rumours from London Rowing Club).
Photo courtesy of Hal Bradbury
Pain and Adverse Weather Conditions at GB Trials/BUCS Small Boats Head (aka Yay for Boston!)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:27 )
Press Officer Team Kimberley reports on a wonderful weekend in Boston...
If there’s one place a rower never wants to be around October 20th each year, it’s Boston (if it were the Boston, Massachusetts you were thinking of that would be great but it’s the one in Lincolnshire...). Unfortunately, in order to proceed to the next set of national trials, athletes must first take part in the joys of a 2k test, in a so-called ‘leisure centre’ with a 5000m time trial in the single the following day in inevitably awful conditions. On top of this is the prospect of up to two more 5k time trials in doubles and pairs for the BUCS small boats head. With this in mind, an illness-depleted ICBC squad headed up to Boston to give it their all.