Worcestershire School Games
Just under 100 competitors raced in the 2014 Worcestershire School Games. The event offered a traditional Year 8 event along with the new British Rowing Rowability format, which pits competitors of similar rowing ability in events regardless of age and gender.
In the traditional event was Bebram Mohammad from Birchendale Middle School (Redditch), who put in a great performance of 797 metres in three minutes to take the gold medal from Eden Purrell from the Bewdley School, Wyre Forest, who finished just three metres behind with 795m.
In the Girls’ event, nothing could split Yasmin Tayar and Freya Line both of Christopher Whitehead School (representing Droitwich and Worcester City) for second place as they both finished with 746metres.
However it was Beth Lloyd from Alvechurch Middle, (North Worcester) who topped the table with a great result of 768m, which is currently the top Year 8 girls’ score from all of this year’s National School Games events.
The Rowability events began with ranking races, after which wins went to Reece Yates (North Worcestershire) in Class 3, Katrina Robinson (Wyre Forest) in Class 2, and Ethan Donogan (South Worcester) in Class 1. The Class 3 final saw the closest of all the races on the day, with three competitors separated by just two metres at the end of the one-minute race. Rhiannon Tyrrell (Redditch), just held off Vanessa Crombie and Tom Redmand to take home the gold medal.