National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships

From London Youth Rowing:

The National Junior Indoor Rowing Championship 2009 entries close on Tuesday 10th March so now is the time to get involved.


The competition is run by London Youth Rowing and is open to everyone of secondary school age, whether they are expert club rowers or have never been near a rowing machine. There will be plenty of things to do in between races at the event, including street dance, free running, meet the Royal Marines, Canoeing simulators and try out the latest indoor bikes and a climbing wall!

The event will be joined by some of the top GB rowers like Katherine Grainger, Tom Aggar and Tom James so you may able to get some tips!

Last year there were over 1,200 competitors and LYR want to smash that this year so please get involved and if you have any further questions please visit their website.

This year’s event will be held on 17th March 2009 at Battersea Evolution Site, Battersea Park.

London Youth Rowing launched the competition in 2007 in partnership with the famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, and it has grown rapidly into a very popular event with participants from all over the UK – they’ve even had a competitor who came all the way from India. This year’s event will be based around individual, group and adaptive categories which schools and clubs can enter – and of course there is also the Boat Race Relay. 

To find out more about the 2009 event, the venue as well as how to submit entry forms, visit the NJIRC 2009 website