The 36th Oxford-Cambridge Women’s Lightweight Boat Race will take place at 3PM on Saturday 30 March down the Henley Reach Course and will feature two of our very own Corpuscles! This is a tremendous achievement for both Katie Hurt and Fiona Jamieson, who both learned to row at Corpus and are both former captains of the Women’s squad. A third Corpuscle, Ruby Sioux-Harrison, trialled as a coxswain but unfortunately did not manage selection.
Stroke – Fiona Jamieson – 4th Year DPhil Interdisciplinary Bioscience
Fiona returns to the blue boat this year, switching seat from two to stroke. She took up rowing for the first time in 2015 with CCCBC and trained with us for a full two years before progressing to the university squad. In 2018 she successfully trialled for the OUWLRC blue boat, which unfortunately lost to Cambridge by half a length that year. She was awarded a discretionary full blue for winning the BUCS Women’s Championship Lightweight 8+. Fiona’s other accomplishments include winning the Women’s 8+ University Shield in the British Rowing Senior Championships and the Women’s 2x category at Molesey Regatta.
3 – Katie Hurt – 4th Year MPhys Physics
Katie is new to the blue boat this year, taking up the mantle of 3-seat. Katie also learned to row with CCCBC, starting her rowing career in 2015. In that time, she has has seen 6 sets of bumps races and a successful year as Women’s captain (2017-2018). In 2018 she was cruelly denied the chance to win blades in Torpids by the Beast from the East, so will surely be looking to put on a strong debut performance versus Cambridge this year!
Katie Hurt in 7 and Fiona Jamieson in Stroke rowing in Summer Eights 2017