Entries open for the return of BRIC

Entries are now open for the British Rowing Indoor Championships, which return to London’s Olympic Velodrome on Saturday 12th December, 2015

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Image courtesy Rick Ligthelm: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ligthelm

The event returns for the 2015 – 16 season after a hugely successful inaugural BRIC in February, which saw more than 3000 competitors and spectators deliver an electric atmosphere at the inspirational venue, now known as Lee Valley VeloPark.

With a new 500m ‘sprint’ category added to the race options as well as the return of the popular and dynamic relays across adult and junior classes, and adaptive (disability) race categories, there is something both for the experienced rower and for anyone new to rowing and up for a fitness challenge.

Competitors and spectators can enter and book tickets now at indoorchamps.britishrowing.org*

Olympic and World Champions from the GB Rowing Team, now training for the Rio 2016 Olympics, will once again compete alongside all competitors. Their presence will undoubtedly provide an inspirational pull to the event as well as supply world-class competition.

Katherine Grainger who competed at BRIC said: “I was really excited to hear that BRIC is returning, and particularly to the London 2012 Velodrome. It was fantastic to have the chance to compete there last time and to do so among so many young aspiring rowers.”

Grainger, who competed in a mixed GB Rowing relay team alongside Richard Chambers, Jessica Eddie and Jamie Kirkwood, added: “It was also inspiring to see people of all different ages and backgrounds having fun, testing their fitness and getting competitive in a really atmospheric and iconic venue.”

As much as all competitors will be wanting to set personal bests (as Moe Sbihi, achieved at BRIC, posting 5:45.4), the crowds will be expecting significant moments from the national stars of rowing, such as the world record set by Grace Clough, in the adaptive 1k with a time of 3:28.6.

Head to indoorchamps.britishrowing.org for more information and to enter now.*

*All British Rowing members are entitled to receive a 10% discount for the championships, so log into your membership page and head to ‘my offers’ for the discount code.

Image courtesy Rick Ligthelm

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