King’s Indoor Rowing Competition Report
The 2019 King’s Indoor Rowing Competition took place on Saturday January 12th, with teams from King’s, RGS Worcester, Worcester Rowing Club, King Edward VI School, and Stratford Upon Avon Rowing Club competing against each other on the indoor rowing machines.
The Keyes building made for an excellent venue to host such a large event. With races taking place in the sports hall, spectators were able to watch, cheer, and motivate the students from inside the sports hall, or sit in the Weston Centre with racing live streamed up to the TVs
With competitors from Year 7 up to Upper Sixth, the youngest rowers started off the day, racing in either a 4 minute or 500-meter events, working through to the older rowers who competed in longer races, until all individual events had been completed.
After the individual races it was time for the relays. The students got into teams of four, with events for boys, girls and mixed teams providing the opportunity for everyone to get involved. The racing was action packed with frantic changes and close finishes, sometimes only separating participants by fractions of a second.
It was a very successful day for King’s, with over 200 people competing at a high standard. The King’s rowers did well in all the events, and a large number of students came away with a medal.
A huge thank you to The Friends of the Boat Club committee for providing refreshments in the Weston Centre to help raise money to support this year’s Senior Rowing Camp.