First Race day ... The English Indoor Rowing Championships 2019

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First Race day ... The English Indoor Rowing Championships 2019

Post by Ange LC » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:30 pm

The English Indoor Rowing Championships. What an amazing day!!

I became aware of indoor rowing 6months ago after winning a comp at the gym.

After searching for clubs online David Plumb thankfully took me under his wing and what a fab coach and mentor he has been!!

Fast forward to today...nervous, anxious and excited me and my partner arrived at the Velodrome not knowing what to expect!! Met with David and he talked me through my race and setting off too quickly (which I assured him and wouldn't do 😊) ...

The atmpsphere was great, the race was tough but I had great support from family and friends. Following the race so many people came and said well done and chatted about the world of rowing I was so overwhelmed!!

It's been a great first race day experience, so much more to learn but can't wait to build on what I've achieved so far!! My only goal today was to get a PB (which I did) but to come 2nd absolutely exceeded my expectations!!

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Post by plummy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:12 pm

Well done Andrea - REALLY strong performance. You were in first place until about half way but your over-fast start (1:47's for about 500m) caught up with you (as did Jo Hill who rowed an amazing 7:08). After 500m of grit and determination in the third 500m whilst I could see your world getting slower and slower (a couple of 2:00 splits in there) you pulled it back to a strong finish and miles ahead of third place.
For reference for others, your previous PB was 7:39.8?? - and you clocked 7:23.2 - heck of a PB. =D> =D>
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Post by Ian Bee » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:14 pm

Great to read of your endeavours - fantastic performance 🤗🤗
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Post by Caratacus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks for the write up
What an incredible time and congratulations on the silver medal!
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Post by Tako » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:31 pm

Wow, what a great way to start your hopefully long and successful indoor rowing career!!
Rowing for fitness & health!
Without others and competition I wouldn't, so thanks to all of you in the community for keeping me going! :fssmile:

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Post by Grobi » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:47 pm

Congratulations on your silver medal Andrea and thank you for the write up! You must be over the moon with a new PB and a silver medal at the English. And congratulations on your birthday by the way :fswink:
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Post by Bryce10 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:16 pm

Yes - jolly well done - a fine result and one to be proud of.

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Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:24 pm

Congratulations Andrea. A stunning PB =D> =D> =D> and🥈🥈🥈.
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Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:58 am

Brilliant, well done Andrea =D> =D> 🥈
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Re: First Race day ... The English Indoor Rowing Championships 2019

Post by Claudius » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:00 am

Fantastic effort, well done !
=D> ~*=congrats=*~ =D>

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