As soon as we rowers entered the sports centre the competition was in, we already knew the bar was set high. Everyone was nervous for their individual competitions bus as soon as we began our timed rows our mind was set on each stroke and every meter we could squeeze in. All of us were very supportive of each other-so much we’d practically lost our voices by the end of the day!
By the time it was our team rows, everyone still had all their energy and was either yelling, edging us on or actually taking part in the competitive 1000m team row. The atmosphere during team rows was fantastic!
I think I can speak on behalf of everyone saying our months of hard work paid off. An experience none of us will ever forget! Thank you to Mrs Hildrey and Fiona for all the support, driving us down and of course for even putting up with all the hassle over the Bluetooth and the music!
12 rowers from a mixed age group, travelled to Glasgow to the Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships. There were over 400 pupils from all over Scotland but only us and 1 pupil from Ullapool from the Highlands!
They were tasked with trying to beat their personal bests and to do their best – and they did! We were very proud of every one of them, they took it seriously, behaved impeccably and showed lots of spirit, not giving up when it was tough…it came close a few times.
Maisie Baptist (S3) writes:
S1 girls out of 32 competitors Katie Mackenzie 8th & Ashley Quinn 10th.
S1 boys out of 38 competitors Ruaridh Beaton 8th & Lewis Hildrey 16th.
S2 girls out of 29 competitors Ellie Watson 7th & Meghan Dillon 27th.
S3 girls out of 32 competitors Abi Crawford 16th, Lucy Hildrey 18th & Maisie Baptist 20th.
S5 girls out of 19 competitors Amber Drummond 9th, Morven Maclean 13th & Arlene Morrison 17th.
S1 mixed team out of 16 teams came 5th.
S3 girls team (with Ellie from S2) out of 6 teams, came 2nd.
Lots more photos from the event can be seen on Flickr.
Now onto the next event, inter house Rowing in December.