Newark RC Junior reclaims Indoor World Record

Callum Jones

Callum Jones (aged 12) of Newark Rowing Club has broken the World and Great Britain 2km Ergo Records for J12 Boys with a time of 07:12:07. His success in this event means Great Britain claims back the record held by Croatia since 2004.

Nick Parnell (aged 17) also of Newark Rowing Club raced alongside to help with pace making and Callum was cheered on by his father Mark Jones, grandparents and Newark Rowing Club coach, Claire Parnell.

The record attempt was ratified by two members of the staff at of Concept 2 at their Headquarters in Nottingham on 7th July 2008.

Callum has an enviable record with many wins and achievements, including BIRC gold for J12, BIRC bronze for J13 and team bronze for J14, as well as Welsh and English champion for J12.  And his talents extend beyond the ergo – he has been racing on the water for just over a year and has already won a string of races in J13 1x, J13 2x and J14 4x+ for Newark including Pangbourne, Nottingham, Doncaster, Peterborough, York and Loughborough.

Claire Parnell
Junior Boys Coach
Newark Rowing Club