2500 juniors compete at NJIRC


One of the biggest junior indoor rowing events in the world took place on Friday – the 2013 National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships.

Staged at the Lea Valley Athletics Centre in North London, the 2013 NJIRC attracted more than 2500 junior rowers from schools across the country to compete on 100 indoor rowing machines.

As well as rowing events for individual rowers and relay teams in Years 7 to 13, the day also comprised a number of different activities including BMX biking, climbing and much more.

London 2012 gold and silver medallists Katherine Grainger and Mark Hunter were on hand to cheer on the participants, as well as the current Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race crews.

Among the events at the 2013 NJIRC was a Boat Race relay, in which boys’ and girls’ teams competed over a distance of 6780m – the full distance of the famous Championship Course on the River Thames. The winning teams will join the flotilla at the 2013 Boat Race on March 31st, following the Oxford and Cambridge boats down the river in a launch.

Provisional results from all of Friday’s races are now available at www.londonyouthrowing.com/site2012/wp-content/uploads/NJIRC-2013-PROVISIONAL-RESULTS-ONLY.pdf.

Updates and photos from the event can be found on London Youth Rowing’s Twitter page: @LYRowing.