SOUTHERN INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP.
GB MENS LIGHTWEIGHT OPEN TRIALS.
Four members of Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club
competed in the Open Southern Indoor Rowing Championships held at
In the Boys J12 section Samuel Corney, in his first competitive event for the Club completed 452 meters in the allotted two minutes to finish in 5th place in his section. In the J18 section, where unfortunately their were only a small number of entries, Callum Lowe finished 1st with a 2000m time of 7 minutes 19 seconds and he was chased home, for 2nd place, by Tom Clarke, in a 2K time of 7 minutes 23 seconds. Mike Jenner, racing in the Lightweight 40 plus Veteran section finished 1st in a strong field in a time of 6 minutes 45 seconds and Ashley Maitland, racing under his Bournemouth University colours won the Menís Lightweight, 20 plus section in a time of 6 minutes 35 seconds.
There was disappointment for Ashley Maitland and Ryde's Ollie Bottrell the previous weekend when they were scheduled to take part, along with Simon Jones, in the third British Men's open trials for the GB squad, in Boston, but it was cancelled due to the severe weather condition. It is though to be unlikely that the trials will be rescheduled and involvement in the GB Lightweight squad will now probably be determined by the results from the previous trials - which should certainly mean Simon returning to the squad - but an anxious wait for Ollie and Ashley where Ollie's sub 6 minute 30 seconds trials ergo time gives him a good chance of selection.
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