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Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by plummy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:38 pm

There has been very little activity from the FS team this year regarding taking part in races (at least advertised anyway). I'm 80% likely to be going to the Welsh Championships on Saturday, November 25th this year and I wondered if anyone else was considering going?

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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Grobi » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:47 am

You‘re right Dave, there hasn‘t been much racing activity this season from FS (which includes me) and if I‘m not mistaken you already went to the Devon championships.

It‘s a bit far to travel for me :D but if you‘re going I‘m wishing you the best of luck :fswink:

For those interested this is the WIRC website (W meaning Welsh, not World :D ):

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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Ian Bee » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:23 pm

Since it's relatively close to home, I may attend for cheering purposes. Never attended anything like, so would treat as a toe dipping/preparation exercise for when I'm reading to pop head above parapet.
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by plummy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:07 pm

Paid the fee and booked the hotel - so, barring injury/illness it looks like I'm going!!
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Paul Victory » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:06 am

plummy wrote:
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Paid the fee and booked the hotel - so, barring injury/illness it looks like I'm going!!
Best of luck plummy. Delighted to hear that someone will be carrying the flag for Free Spirits.
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by plummy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:50 pm

Thanks Paul - after my suspicions that I was "coming down with something" yesterday I've woken up after a fitful night's sleep feeling like I've been hit by a bus - so no training today, just resting up. I suppose it's better to have it now than in 3 weeks time!
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Jill » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:29 pm

Good luck on Saturday David - hope that you are feeling 100% now and ready for the off?

Which races are you competing in - I'm assuming that race 8 will be one of them?

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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Grobi » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:50 pm

Best of luck for your race today Dave! You should be done by now and we all wonder what your result was and if you're happy with it.

I read on FB that Guy Blackburn did it it again and won the 40-49 mlwt in 6:39.7!
Congratulations, that's a superb time, most probably even a PB! =D>
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by plummy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:47 pm

I tried to post from my phone but it didn't work apparently.
I tied the trip to Cardiff with some work appointments and it meant sacrificing my last training session but I figured my legs might appreciate the extra rest. That was all going well but I woke up this morning and found I had the pre-migraine shimmery aura in my right eye which means within an hour or so the headache will start. I took some tablets and was mostly OK bar the noise in the hall (commentary and music) which was deafening. Warm up was ok-ish but I was concerned about the race so treated it as an exploration most of the way - splits:
1:51.9 - standing start and just wanted to get 500 ticked off
1:50.8 - still just counting down but no dramas
1:50.7 - a bit of a blur really
1:46.9 - sprinted the last 170ish.

7:20.3 for a 6.5s season's best. OK - given the circumstances

EDIT - 13 Nonathlon points so I got something for my SB efforts this time around :D :D
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Paul Victory » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:17 am

Well done plummy. Nasty surprise when you woke up, but I'm glad you managed to forestall a full on attack. All things considered, a great performance and proof that your training is going well.

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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Ian Bee » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:19 am

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:47 pm
7:20.3 for a 6.5s season's best. OK - given the circumstances
=D> =D> Well done plummy.
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Tako » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:54 pm

Congrats Dave! Good result given the circumstances, but of course you should have rowed much faster!! (Have been waiting to give that one back ;-) ImageImage)
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Grobi » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:00 pm

Very nice result Dave, medal or not, especially given the circumstances! It's always satisfying to SB in a race!
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Sheena » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:48 pm

Congratulations on the SB Dave =D> =D>

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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by strider77 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:19 pm

Well done Dave thats an amazing result you should be proud =D> ^O^
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by Jill » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:10 pm

A virtual ‘ Thumbs Up ‘ to you David - your performance on Saturday, was the perfect example of the Free Spirits fighting spirit. 8) =D> =D>

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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by CamiCrew » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:38 am

Serious kudos Mr. Plumb. 6.5 sec is amazing considering the migraine.
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Re: Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Post by GuidonTheBee » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:09 am

Great result Plummy - especially as you'd mentioned the early signs of a migraine. I can't imagine it's a helpful environment if you feel a migraine coming on but a 6.5s seasons best is a cracking result. Nice final 500 drive for the line too, very well raced. Great to catch up in person again too.

As mentioned above, my time was indeed a PB and the first time I've broken 6:40 which I'm really pleased about.

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