12 medals for Nottingham RC at the British Indoor Rowing Championships


Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:59 Written by Administrator


The British Indoor Rowing Championships, the largest event of its kind in the world, which normally take place at the NEC in Birmingham in the Autumn, were switched to Nottingham and took place at the University on Sunday 25th March. The competition is for men and women, light or heavyweight, and aged 12 to 80+. Juniors row timed pieces according to age and clock up meters; adults row 2,000m against the clock, while disabled competitors row 1,000m again against the clock. New World, Games and British records were set.

Nottingham Rowing Club came off the water on a fine Spring Sunday, got on the machines and collected several medals. The Club Juniors won three medals: in the girls Junior 13 race Charlotte Brown was 7th; in the boys Junior 14 event Faisan Shah won the silver medal and James Mawby the bronze, Peter Savage came 4th. In the girls 15 year old event, Kyra Edwards not only won the gold medal but set a new British Record of 1412m, beating the previous record of 1,409m set by Alicia Brown also from Nottingham Rowing Club. Adam Stancer took 5th place in the men’s J18 heavyweights. In the Women’s Heavyweight events Heather Thomas won a bronze medal in the 30-34 category, Cassie White also won bronze in the 35-39 group and coach Helen Bloor missed out on a medal by 0.7 seconds in her group. Nettie Cox was 5th in her event. Ellie Whittle, a member of the High Performance group won a silver medal as a student. Lewis Muirhead was the bronze medallist in the lightweight 30-34 event.  Tony Lorrimer was 5th in the lightweight 65-69 race. Bill Payne won the gold medal for the 75-79 race and dead heated with his London Rowing Club opposition in the process. The Open events rounded off the day: Peter Muhley snatched the bronze in the Men’s Heavyweight class and Matt Ley came 6th. Lindsay Marshall won silver and Catherine Lineker bronze in Women’s Heavyweight and Yasmin Marks won gold in the Lightweight competition. Nottingham Rowing Club competitors won 3 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals at the British Indoor Rowing Championships and hope to improve on this next year.