West Region Schools Indoor Rowing Championships

Western Region Schools Infoor Rowing Champs
The culmination of this year’s Go Race Indoors series in the West
Region took place on 26th February. This was the fourth
annual Regional County Schools Championships and was hosted by
Heles School, in Plymouth. Nearly 400 young
people took part from more than 30 schools across
Cornwall, Devon and Somerset – all competing for the regional
schools’ titles.

Racing took place on 40 linked machines, projected on to big
screens so that the large groups of spectators could monitor the
progress of the races. This ensured a really exciting and
noisy event – now well established as one of the biggest
junior indoor rowing events on the national calendar.

There was incredibly high quality racing on display, with all but
two of the events being won by scores in excess of 100% of the
national gold medal targets. For more information about
individual results click here.

It was a clean sweep for the Plymouth Schools in the overall titles
with Ridgeway winning the Overall and Female categories.
Devonport High School for Boys won the Male title. The
‘Project Oarsome’ cup (awarded to the school with the best Year 7
results) went to Poltair School from Cornwall, who were also second
in the Overall event for the second year running. Team results can
be found here.

Many thanks to all those volunteers whose hard work made
the event possible. We are particularly grateful to the
following organisations for their support; the Plymstock Schools
Sports Partnership, Concept 2, West Regional Rowing Council,
Plymouth Rowing Forum, Sir John Hunt School Sports Partnership and
Gcap Media.

Tom Pattichis

ARA Regional Team Leader

South West

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