NATIONAL JUNIOR INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
On Friday 15th March 2013 Milton Keynes JUNIOR rowers took part in the 5th National Junior Indoor rowing competition.
The event was at the Lee Valley athletic centre, the largest indoor and outdoor athletics centre serving South East England. It is where the likes of Greg Rutherford and Jonnie Peacock trained for the Olympics, and plays host to elite athletes and runs give it a go first timers alike. With Olympic rowers Katherine Grainger and Mark Hunter there to watch everyone was pushing themselves to the limit.
Around 2500 juniors took place at NJIRC this year and our rowers did amazingly well. There was laughter and tears. Everyone did their very best, there is no more we could of asked of them and we are all very proud! A big thank you to all the parents that came along to give their support and help out with lifts. A special mention to Cameron Forsythe taking Gold for the year 9 boys, and Finn Whitbread taking 3rd for the year 9 girls after taking place in the girls boat race.
Name Place Year Distance
Cal McSweeny 37 out of 182 7 491m
Danil Clements 103 out of 1827 439m
Cameron Forsythe 1 out of 160 9 1194m
Finn Whitbread 3 out of 178 9 1056m
Alex Potts 29 out of 135 10 1377m
Katie Collins 98 out of 169 10 1150m
Faye Hudson 100 out of 16910 1142m
Lauren Beaney 104 out of 169 10 1132m
Scarlett Grey 110 out of 169 10 1124m
Philip Takas 92 out of 100 11 1414m
Elizabeth Ruffley16 out of 96 11 1475m
Hannah Powell37 out of 96 11 1407m
Lainey Williamson41 out of 96 11 1390m
Girls Boat Race
This takes place over the same distance as the Oxford Cambridge Men's Boat race distance 6780m
Lainey, Hannah, Katie, Faye, Lauren, Finn, Scarlett and Elizabeth 13 out of 59 24.38.6