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Lents Bumping Races, Cambridge, 2007

After a long, dark winter the rowing clubs of Cambridge University welcome the spring with the annual Lents Bumping Races on the river Cam. This entertaining - yet highly competitive - event sees a line of crews start one and a half boat lengths apart. The start of the one mile race is signalled by the firing of an ancient cannon and each team then endeavours to catch up to (or 'bump') the crew in front, while trying to avoid being bumped by the crew behind them. The 2007 event took place over five days at the end of February, with up to 17 crews participating in any one race. At the end of the week each club hosts its own 'Bumps Supper'. This year the Magdalene Boat Club purchased two trophies from Uppermost for use as the inaugural Lady Calcutt Trophy for Commitment for their men's and women's teams. These silver plated trophies were presented by club President, Richard Hamersley, at a black tie awards dinner held in Ramsay Hall, Magdalene Collage, Cambridge.

Winner Hermione Tuck admires her award, the inaugural women's Lady Calcutt Trophy for Commitment
Winner Hermione Tuck admires her award, the inaugural women's Lady Calcutt Trophy for Commitment, at the Bumps Supper of Magdalene Boat Club, Cambridge

Novice rower Hermione Tuck receives the inaugural women's Lady Calcutt Trophy for Commitment from Club President Richard Hamersley
Novice oarsman Hermione Tuck receives the inaugural women's Lady Calcutt Trophy for Commitment from Club President Richard Hamersley. This silver plated trophy cup was supplied by Uppermost.

Richard Mundy accepts the inaugural men's Lady Calcutt Trophy for Commitment from Club President Richard Hamersley.
Richard Mundy, Honorary Treasurer of Magdalene Boat Club and oarsman in the 1st VIII team, accepts the inaugural men's Lady Calcutt Trophy for Commitment from Club President Richard Hamersley.

Magdalene Boat Club mens team (foreground) compete in the 2007 Lents Bumping Races at Cambridge
Magdalene Boat Club mens team (foreground) compete in the 2007 Lents Bumping Races at Cambridge