The 16th March saw over 3,000 young rowers compete in the 2010 junior indoor rowing championships, organised by London Youth Rowing which was held at Battersea evolution centre. 12 Pupils aged 12-15 from Looe community school made the trip up to London from Cornwall to represent their school rowing club.
The indoor rowing club is in its second year at Looe school, run by members of Looe rowing club with the help of British rowing coach Rhiannon Halliday.
The trip was made possible through funding from Cornwall sports partnership, Callington school sports partnership and Edwina Hannaford (Local councillor). Looe school provided the transport for the trip and PE teachers supported the rowers at the event. The indoor club has been a brilliant way of recruiting new rowers, as well as introducing the concept of fitness training to Looes existing juniors.
The school rowing club have achieved several good results in local, county and regional competitions in the build up to the national event. Several of the students had attended in 2009 and were adamant to beat their previous years placing.
Results as follows:
Year 8 girls – row for 3 mins (184 competitors)
Elysia Gregory 45th – 692m. Lauren fisher 52nd – 688m.
Year 9 girls – row for 4 mins (177 competitors)
Jess Lee 71st – 902m. Josie Marks 91st – 869m
Year 9 boys – row for 4 mins (145 competitors)
Adam Haler 13th – 1107m. Tom Olver 44th – 1021m
Year 10 girls – row for 5 mins (112 competitiors)
Lucy Rawe 23rd – 1218m. Damaris Butters 50th – 1139m
Year 10 boys – row for 5 mins (181 competitors)
Zac Thomas 20th – 1387m. Alex Hicks 66th – 1306m. Fred Alsop 107th – 1246m. Spencer Delf – 120th – 1225m.
Sprint relay (2,000m)
Girls (lucy, damaris, elysia, jess) – 20th / 90. 8 mins
Boys (Zac, Alex, Tom, Adam) – 15th / 84. 6 mins 48 secs