South of England Indoor Rowing Championships 2010
On Sunday February 7th 2010 the usual committed group of Hinksey Sculling School volunteers once again surpassed themselves in the Park Sports Centre at Wheatley Park School, Holton, Oxfordshire.
The Chairman of the event,Andrew Myatt, whose four boys are either current or “alumni” athletes, masterminded the whole exercise. Four banks of Concept 2 indoor rowing machines were linked through four laptops to the main PC operated by Bruce Godden.
It is extremely important to mention both C2 and Bruce in the same breath because without C2’s enormous generosity in lending us the machines to make up the balance required above our own and Bruce’s sleepless nights on duty preparing everything in the run up to race day – none of what happened could have.
This year we received more clubs entering with existing supporters bringing more athletes that ever before.
One of the “first timers” – Bishopsgate School – carried off the Victor Ludorum trophy to boot!
Arguably the best way to show the spread of competitors is to outline the Victor Ludorum results:
1 Bishopsgate School BC 310 points
2 Headington School Oxford BC 301 points
3 Hinksey Sculling School 267 points
4 Putney High School BC 182 points
5 Dragon School BC 168 points
6 Eton Excelsior RC 111 points
7 Tideway Scullers School 102 points
8 Cranmore Prep School BC 92 points
9 St. John’s Beaumont BC 90 points
10 St Edward’s School BC 80 points
11 Dorney BC 78 points
12 Royal Liberty Lakers 63 points
13 Ross Junior Academy 10 points
Ross’s result was achieved by two athletes. The largest entry was our own at 98. In all 492 athletes took part.
I am extremely grateful to everyone involved – volunteers and competitors alike. There will be some evidence of the day posted in due course on the C2 and HSS websites.
Chairman Hinksey Sculling School