[CUCBC Captains] Virtual Bumps for the COVID effort

Poppy Hill ph502 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 22 20:46:52 BST 2020

Dear Captains,

I hope you and your clubs are well.

This is to gauge interest for a VIRTUAL BUMPS event in aid of the NHS/COVID-19 effort from the 10-13 of June. Details are still to be worked out and we’d hope that we could organise this as a cross college effort, with input from every boat club. 

Rough event format:
-colleges enter crews of 8+Cox in the normal bumps format
-on each day of bumps, each member of the crew runs the bumps distance, starting from a virtual start cannon. 
-the captains submits the times of each crew, which will be added up to provide an overall time for each crew.
-the times will be ranked in a bumps style chart at the end of each day, giving crews a college to compete against the next day.

Charity effort:
to run parallel to this is a charity competition in aid of the covid effort (exact charity tbc). A donation page will be set up and live for the 4 days of “bumps”. Those donating will have the option to select which college they donate in the name of. The amount donated will also be ranked in a bumps style chart. 

Alumni involvement
For alumni/those unable to find a crew we would hold a run X distance donate X amount to your college competition to increase involvement.

The aims of this event is to give everyone something to aim for in their training over the next few weeks with the focus on participation, and to raise as much as we possibly can for the NHS effort. Hopefully with large college involvement this could have the potential to raise a significant amount.

Please forward this email on to your clubs, any ideas or suggestions welcome! We hope to make more detailed plans in the coming weeks with people getting involved and input from other colleges (eg will need things like someone to run large scale social media, anyone with experience at website creation) at the moment this is just to gauge interest and to allow people to submit their ideas, and as a motivation to keep fit!

My email is ph502 at cam.ac.uk, please do contact me with any suggestions or if you would like to be further involved.

All the best,
Poppy Hill
JCBC President and Women’s Captain
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