The inaugural Yorkshire Universities’ Indoor Rowing Championships

The inaugural Yorkshire Universities’ Indoor Rowing Championships was held on Sunday 30 November 2008. The event was hosted by Doncaster Rowing Club in the Community boat house facility. This offered the organisers the opportunity to utilise the club’s 22 indoor rowing machines for warm up and racing.  Races were held over 2000m with the following categories being offered: Women’s and Men’s LWT and HWT beginner categories for those in their first year of rowing, together with Open LWT and HWT categories for those having rowed more than one year. 

Many personal bests were achieved on the day; with virtually all the York University entrants recording season’s best times. The Leeds Met entries also recorded some good times and several class wins. This followed on a successful BIRC where the club won its first medal.

The organisers would like to thank the ARA’s coaching and development team for their support in organising the event and the athletes for participating but in particular thanks must go to the kind hosts on the day Doncaster Rowing Club without whom the event would not have been possible

Report from Rory Semple