British Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

9 Dec
Steve Bloyce (Maidenhead), Hilary Birkenshaw (Guildford), Chris Boys (Guildford), Ben Marsden (Marlow)

One of the most electric events on the entire rowing calendar including the adaptive/para circuit is the British Indoor Rowing Championship (aka “BRIC”). And for adaptives, this was the biggest one yet…

  • Most Events – 20 (11 last year was high water mark)
  • Most Entries – 43 (38 last year was high water mark)
  • Most Junior Entries – 4 (3 last year was high water mark)

This year also set all sorts of adaptive milestones including two new pararowing world records:

  • Ellen Buttrick, Women’s PR3 record to 7:38.2
  • Sean Gaffney, Invictus squad, Mens PR3 record to 6:28.3

Congratulations to the champions (full results can be found here):

  • Para Men PR1 (2000m) – Benjamin Pritchard, City of Swansea
  • Para Men PR2 (2000m) – Gregg Stevenson, GB Rowing Team
  • Para Women PR2 (2000m) – Sophie Brown, Sudbury Rowing Club
  • Para Men PR3-PD (2000m) – Sean Gaffney, Royal Navy NavyFit (retained title, WORLD RECORD)
  • Para Men PR3-PD (500m) – Sean Gaffney, Royal Navy NavyFit
  • Para Women PR3-PD (2000m)– Ellen Buttrick, GB Rowing Team (WORLD RECORD)
  • Para Women PR3-PD (500m)– Alice Mason, Peterbourough City Rowing Club
  • Adaptive Men AR2 (2000m) – Piers Barnett, Help for Heroes
  • Adaptive Men AR2 (500m) – Piers Barnett, Help for Heroes
  • Adaptive Women AR2 (2000m) – Faith Fordham, Help for Heroes
  • Adaptive Women AR2 (500m) – Faith Fordham, Help for Heroes
  • Adaptive Men AR3-PD (2000m) – Calum Titmus, Peterborough City (retained title)
  • Para Mixed Adaptive Relay (4000m) – Invictus
  • Adaptive Relay (4x 1000m) – Guildford Rowing Club
  • Para Junior Year 10 PR2-PD (5 min) – Patrick O’Donovan, Great Marlow School
  • Para Junior Year 10 PR3-PD (5 min) – Felix Barrow
  • Para Junior Year 10 PR3-PD (500m) – Felix Barrow
  • Para Junior 6th Form PR3-PD (2000m) – Sebastian Johnson, Marlow Rowing Club,
  • Para Junior Girls PR3-PD (6 min) – Georgia Walker, Marlow Rowing Club (event record)

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