Northampton School for Boys

 
 

National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

NJIR Championships 2017 thbs
NSB Indoor Rowers Excel at National Championships

On Friday 17th March sixteen students set off at 7.00am for the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London, to compete in the ‘biggest indoor rowing competition in the world’. Over 2300 hopefuls contested individual and team relay events to try to become a national champion at various age groups. Individual events for Years 7 to 11 involved timed races over 2 to 6 minutes respectively, where rowers set their greatest distance, while Years 12 and 13 competitors had to row a distance of 2000m as quick as possible.

Entrants came from School Sports Partnerships, rowing clubs, academy chains, youth organisations and individual schools. Most were composite teams, organisations that had specialist rowing programmes or elite clubs such as Leander Rowing Club, who boast several past or present Olympic gold medallists amongst their members. The competition was going to be intense, and for NSB to perform so well is a testament to the attitude, effort, skill and fitness exhibited by the rowers on the day.

 Results:

YEAR 13: 2000m   YEAR 9: 4 minutes
TOM ROWLATT 6TH 7:06.2s   ISAAC RAPPAPORT 7TH 1133m PB
WILL SALT 10TH 7:19.3s PB   JAMES WOOTTON 14TH 1116m PB
HENRY DUNN 11TH 7:21.8s PB   ARJUN POONI 26TH 1089m PB
JOE BRITTON 13TH 7:37.0s   CHRIS DYRMISHI 98TH 1007m
             
YEAR 11: 6 minutes   YEAR 8: 3 minutes
TOM TINANT 15TH 1705m PB   GEORGE PATTEN 1ST 887m PB
DOMINIC SHAW 24TH 1647m   EDWARD BAKER 6TH 843m PB
             
YEAR 10: 5minutes   YEAR 7: 2minutes
OLIVER DOMINIQUE 7TH 1427m PB   JOSH TUTT 8TH 541m PB
JAMES BUSHELL 19TH 1386m PB   ISAAC ROUND 26TH 507m PB
             
The Junior Boys Relay was contested over 2000m and NSB entered two teams, a mixed Year 7/8 and a Year 9 team
NSB Year 9 6TH 6:33.0s PB   NSB Year 7/8 12TH 6:54.2s PB
             
The Senior Boys' 'Boat Race' relay was contested over 16mins 19sec, the record time set in the Oxfordv Cambridge Varsity Boat Race and the eight rowers were drawn fromYears 10 to 13
NSB   6TH 5265m PB        
To see a web gallery of images from the event: Please Click Here

To achieve 15 Personal Best performances, 9 top ten (including one champion), a further 6 top twenty and 3 top thirty finishes surpassed all expectations. A big thank you to all competitors for your efforts over the weeks in preparation for the event, and making NSB one of the more successful teams at the championships, and to Mr Wilcock, for driving the mini-bus to and from London.

Mr R. White
PE Team