Scarlet Pickering, Amber Drummond, Emily Morrison (all S2), Eilidh MacDonald and Sara Johnston (both S3) have been training after school with Mrs Johnston on Tuesday for several weeks in preparation for the Scottish Indoor Rowing Competition in Glasgow.
On Saturday 6th December the girls raced against the established rowing clubs. Yet again they won their race, this time against a combined team from five rowing clubs from all over Scotland to become Junior 14 Scottish Indoor Rowing Champions. Sara also won a silver medal in the J14, 4 minute individual race adding to the two medals already won the previous day.
In the individual races on Friday 5th December Amber gained a silver and Scarlet a bronze medal, with all five girls achieving personal bests in their races. In the team event for their age category, the girls beat seven other schools to become S3 Scottish Schools Indoor Rowing Champions.
What a great two days for the girls! Well done to all including Mrs Johnston for training, travelling and mentoring the girls. Everyone is proud of you! 3 medals, 5 personal bests and 2 trophies. A great success – the team have put Gairloch Girls on the national rowing map!
The Championships were held at Scotstoun Stadium, one of Glasgow’s premier venues. “A high-octane environment with races going on throughout the two days where individual competitors race up to 2,000m and teams up to 3,000m in the quickest possible time. It provides a stage for indoor rowing enthusiasts to test themselves on a national level and assess their own performance and progress.”
Last para from the Scottish Rowing website www.scottish-rowing.org.uk/index.php/news/419-sircdraw