Del, Mark, Chris, Karen, Dave and myself all got up early and travelled to the centre of Birmingham to take part in the world's largest indoor rowing event - The British Indoor Rowing Championships. It was great to see everybody at the National Indoor Arena.
Del was the first team mate to attack the 2k in the heavyweight 45-49 at 10:15, he managed a decent 2k with 06:47.2, coming 17th out of 63.
Then Chris and Dave raced in the 40-44 lightweight at 10:30. Chris pulled in an impressive sub 7 row (particularly after recovering from a painful leg injury only 3 weeks ago) with 06:57.0 and he came 10th out of 16. Unfortunately, Dave had to give up with only 280 metres to go. Better luck next year Dave.
Karen (08:46.5) and Caroline (08:46.6) raced in the lightweight 35-39 at 11:15 and came second to last and last respectively out of 6 rowers. The good news was that I pulled in a personal best time taking 3 seconds off last years time.
Mark also rowed at 11:15 in the heavyweight 30-34 category and also pulled in a personal best time of 06:33.4. He came 9th out of 20. Great stuff Mark.
We wanted a team photo of all competitors, but we couldn't find Dave after his race - sorry Dave. Members from left to right are: Del, Mark, Chris, Caroline and Karen.