Primary Schools in Rowing Competition
The afternoon event began with a few warm-ups, then the real action commenced.
First, it was a one-minute row where a girl from Richmond Primary impressed by rowing 255 metres! The Burgh Team was not too far behind – their longest rower (also a girl) rowing 225 metres. Then it was relay time and a chance for Burgh to impress.
Each team member had to row 10 lengths followed by a quick changeover. In total, they rowed 423 metres. Finally, they had to complete 2000 metres between them – all having to row at least 200 metres each.
Burgh Team had an excellent technique, with their two best rowers rowing 400 metres each and the rest rowing 300 metres apiece. Although they were edged out to third place, it was an impressive effort with only a few seconds in it.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the event, with a typical response being:
“I learnt a lot and including the basics of rowing on a machine. I would love to have another chance to do it again! Yes, I had a really fun time!”
Results wise, it was really close with Richmond just pipping Friskney to win the competition. Woodhall came a gallant 4th and Burgh 3rd.
Freya and Eryn, Year 6