Shrewsbury School

RSSBC: The crowds turn out for the J14s' first race of the season

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Crowds of parents and spectators lined the banks of the River Severn on Saturday 25th November to watch the J14s battle it out with The King’s School Chester in a great day of racing.

Out on the water the boys competed in octuples and the girls were in quads, in a mini scullery-style course over two 750m sprints. Each school boated four octuples and four quads over the afternoon, with many students racing more than once.

RSSBC took the win over King’s in the octos, but it was the girls from King’s Chester who stormed to a win over their hosts in the quads.

Whilst half of each squad were fighting it out on the water, the gym was filled with commotion and cheering as athletes took on the four-minute ergo challenge. Over the course of the afternoon, every rower set a distance on the ergo, with the scores being averaged to find the champions. The girls from RSSBC averaged 891m between them, but King’s Chester won by just 14m. The boys from King’s were pipped to the win by RSSBC, who set an average of 962m.

The boys and girls from RSSBC performed brilliantly for their first race of the season and for the majority of them, their first race ever. The coaches are very encouraged by the strength and support they showed one another throughout the afternoon and are very much looking forward to helping the J14s develop further.

The support from the other members of staff, The King’s School Chester and the parents who attended was greatly appreciated.

Mr Hundermark, Director of Rowing

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