Scott Jones 2000m world record
The biggest adaptive/pararowing event on the British rowing calendar – British Indoor Rowing Championships set all sorts of high water marks (even without the actual water) for adaptive rowing.
The event is one of the highest profile and highest production value event on the adaptive calendar. Especially this year with no adaptive entries in Women’s Henley and the Senior Rowing Championships in Nottingham cancelled. BRIC has live commentary over the tannoy, two giant television screens covering the competition, state-of-the-art venue, slick organisation and support. And the support for Adaptive/Pararowing in particular is exceptional. British Rowing typically runs one of its regular classification workshops in the morning of the event on site so your trip into east London can combine getting classified (if you are not already) with an afternoon of competing. The event had a strong amount of supporters to assist with accessibility and any particular requirements of the adaptive rowers. And, there is a real community buzz getting so many of the adaptive/pararowers from around the country in one place at one time.
Actually, the whole event was (as best I can determine) the biggest Adaptive/Para turnout ever for BRIC and maybe for any UK Adaptive Rowing event ever…
- Most Events – 11
- Most Entries – 38
- Most Junior Entries – 3
The highlight of the day was the return of Scott Jones to competition setting another own world record time this time in the PR1 (AS) 2000m (his previous record was for the 1000m and still stands) – see photo at top.
Congratulations to the champions (full results can be found here):
- Para Men PR1 (2000m) – Scott Jones, Hartpury University Centre
- Para Men PR2 (2000m) – Mark Allen
- Para Women PR2 (2000m) – Hillary Birkinshaw, Guildford
- Para Men PR3-PD (2000m) – Sean Gaffney, Royal Navy NavyFit
- Para Women PR3-PD (2000m)– Ella Holloway, Marlow
- Adaptive Men AR2 (2000m) – Martin Tye, Guildford
- Adaptive Men AR3-PD (2000m) – Calum Titmus, Peterborough
- Para Junior Boys (500m) – Sebastian Johnson, Marlow
- Para Adaptive Relay (4000m) – Chris Boys, Martin Tye, Hillary Birkinshaw, Guy Williams, Guildford
- Para Women Adaptive Relay (4000m) – Laura Knowles, Faith Fordham, Kelly Ganfield, Georgia Walker, Invictus/Marlow
- Para Mixed Adaptive Relay (4000m) – Ben Marsden, Kingsley Ijomah, Zoe Berwick, Ella Holloway, Marlow
- Para Junior Adaptive Relay (8 mins) – Georgia Walker, Sebastian Johnson, Matt Stan, Marlow