Indoor Rowing

Report by: Zoe Rundell

We recently took ten pupils from years seven, eight and nine, to a Regional indoor rowing competition at Marjons University in Plymouth. It was a fantastic opportunity that all the students enjoyed thoroughly. It was a privilege to know that we had done well enough to be able to go, one that many people would not normally have the chance to go to.

The competitors were from all over the South West. Many of them proved to be tough competition, however we tried our best and got some very pleasing results. Results that we should all be proud of, no matter how well we did.

The year seven team consisted of Will Rundell, Laura Pearce and Caitlin Barton-Sargent, who all rowed extremely well considering they are only year seven. The year eights were Beth Tresidder, Eddy Hall, Drew Mitchell and Morgan Holman, they should also all be very proud of themselves as they improved from the previous event at Newquay. Improving is something that we all can achieve with hard work and training.The year nines were Aimee Oliver, Zoë Rundell and Keeleigh Brownfield, who were up against tough competition, however that did not put them off, and we got some very good results considering this.

Being with everyone was a delight on Tuesday we all had fun, and certainly some laughs. That is what makes it enjoyable, and why perhaps we did better than other schools, because we all got along and encouraged each other.We had some strong performances with a number of pupils finishing well in their heats. Over all stand out performance was Eddy Hall 8Steer who finished 3rd in his age category.