On Sunday the 30th January the English Indoor Rowing Championships took place at the Velodrome in Manchester. The competition is based on personal best times for 2000 Metres on an ergometer and Northwich Rowing Club coming away from the national championships with three medalists.
Ed Grisedale a pupil at Sir John Deane’s and a product of the Northwich Rowing Club Junior section won gold in the Men’s J18 event with a very fast time of 6:20.2. Ed has also been invited to the next GB Junior Squad trials at Caversham over the weekend.
Not to be outdone, the ladies had success with; Vicky Cheshire winning the Bronze in the Women’s 30-39 event in a time of 7:50.9 and Kerry Clarke winning Silver in the Women’s 30-39 Lightweight event in a time of 8:25.7. Both these ladies are recent graduates of the ‘Learn to Row’ programme at the Rowing Club and are also now competing in a Novice Crew.
Three other club members competed at the event on Sunday – Elaine Young, Nathan Jump and Chloe Weston.