Senior rowers show grit and determination at the start of winter training - Oct 9, 2020
You may think of rowing as a summer sport, however as Miss Reznikova pointed out last week, some of the most memorable times are when we have to work against the weather to achieve goals. This was certainly the case on Saturday morning (3rd October) when the senior squad rowers, despite the torrential rain, took on a 4 kilometre time trial in single sculls.
Normally this sort of race would take place on different stretches of river against other club and school opposition but with external fixtures still suspended competition within our own bubble becomes even more important and intense! The move to the new site above the lock next to Eton Excelsior Rowing Club meant that a small selection of their junior and masters squads were able to join in the fun in a socially distanced way with everyone taking to the water boating from their respective rafts at a very early 7.30am (normal for the rowing world).
It was brilliant to see twenty one of our top squad in action on the day along with fifteen boats from Eton Excelsior. There were some excellent performances all round with the top three of Marcus Chute, Charlie Warren and Max Griffin Sadler (all year 12) leading the way. Thank you to all the rowers who performed so well, the staff, volunteers and coaches of TWBS and EERC for their work on the day and for the parents for their support of the event.
Photo credit: Dominic James. Photos of individual boats are available to purchase using the following link https://clients.dominic-james.com/wbsbc-time-trial-3rd-october
Miss Hague pictured in blue and white.
Miss C Hague
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