King's Worcester

17 January

King’s Indoor Rowing Competition

On Saturday 11th January, King’s welcomed seven other clubs and schools to compete in our own Indoor Rowing Competition. The Keyes Building made an excellent venue, hosting over 300 competitors on 20 rowing machines, with spectators being able to watch the event from upstairs. Year 7 and 8 rowers started off the event, with King’s Lower Years pupils getting involved in their first major rowing event. As the day progressed, we worked through our older rowers until all the individual events were complete. King’s gained multiple top three positions in both 500 metre and timed races, with the medals being made out of sustainable timber made by our own DT Department. The fast and furious relays concluded the afternoon. The students got into age group teams of four for either the boys, girls or mixed events with some results separated by fractions of a second. A notable mention goes to the Fifth Form boys relay of Luke Beever, Leo Rendall-Baker, Jack Barclay and Will Purser for winning and getting an impressive time for their two-kilometre relay! Overall, the event was a huge success with such a high standard of rowing taking place. Thanks go to the Friends of the Boatclub committee for providing refreshments throughout the afternoon and to the King’s rowers for graciously hosting our guests.