British Indoor Rowing Championships 2020

7 Dec

This year’s British Indoor Rowing Championships (BRIC) was a fitting coda to the crazy year that was 2020. We’ve all be sequestered indoors doing more indoor rowing than we have ever done. And we have turned to technology together in new ways.

BRIC is always a big, exciting event on the rowing calendar, but it was never bigger than this year for the Adaptive and Pararowing community. Over 100 competitor-seats took part (compared to 59 last year) in 23 events (with British adaptive/para athletes winning 12 of them). With geography not a constraint for the online format, the event attracted para competitors from over a dozen countries – USA, Hungary, Italy, France, Israel, Germany, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey and Latvia. And the field included a broad range of athletes from newcomers to the joys of erging to Paralympians. The commentators noted that several competitors were para-athletes from other sports (eg. Victoria Lyon was previously a paraswimmer) who had turned to the rowing machine to keep fit during lockdown when they couldn’t access their gyms or other training facilities. It wasn’t a surprise then that 10 new Championship records were set in the Adaptive Rowing categories, including 16 from the British entries:

  • Andrew McEvoy, M AR2 4 minute
  • Sally Renard, W AR3 4 minute
  • Chris Anslow, M AR1 4 minute
  • Andrew McEvoy, M AR2 1 minute
  • Sally Renard, W AR3 1 minute
  • Chris Anslow, M AR1 1 minute
  • Gemma Kemble-Stephenson, PR2 1 minute (British record)
  • Ben Gallagher, AR3 4-minute (British record).
  • Lauren Rowles, PR2 2000m (age group World Record)
  • Giedre Rakauskaite, PR3-PD&VI 2000m (British record)
  • Felix Barrow, PR3 1 minute
  • Rachel Williamson PR3-SA 1 minute
  • Warren Jones AR3 1 minute
  • Caroline Buckle, PR2 1 minute (British record)
  • Victoria Lyon, PR3&VI 2000m (junior World record)
  • Morgan Fice-Noyes, PR3 2000m (junior World record)
  • Harvey Wintle, Year 11 Boys AR3-Open 1 minute
  • Harvey Wintle, Year 11 Boys AR3-Open 6 minute

Here are the full set of results for the British Adaptive and Pararowers:

  • W PR3-PD&VI 2000m (11 entries)
    • Giedre Rakauskaite – GB (1st)
    • Annie Caddick – GB (2nd
    • Ella Holloway – Marlow (8th)
    • Elisabeth Simpson – Bedford (9th)
    • Gaynor Martin – Fishguard and Goodwick Jemima (2nd)
  • W AR3-Open 2000m (4 entries)
    • Charlotte Coburn – GB (1st)
    • Jodie Hill – GB (2nd)
  • W PR2 2000m (5 entries)
    • Lauren Rowles – GB (1st)
    • Caroline Buckle – Doncaster (4th)
    • Gemma Kemble-Stephenson – GB (5th)
  • W PR1 2000m (4 entries)
    • Rachel Morris – Guildford (3rd)
    • Sally Hopewell – Marlow (4th)
  • M PR3-PD&VI (2000m) (16 entries)
    • Edward Fuller – Exeter (1st)
    • Oliver Stanhope – GB (4th)
    • Stephen Bloyce – Maidenhead (7th)
    • Ian Ronald – Invictus (8th)
    • Mark Perkins – Invictus (10th)
    • Ben Marsden – Marlow (12th)
    • Chris Boys – Guildford (13th)
  • M PR2 2000m (5 entries)
    • Laurence Whiteley – GB (2nd)
  • M PR1 2000m (5 entries) xxxx
    • Callum Russell – Agecroft (2nd)
  • M AR1 2000m (1 entry)
    • Chris Anslow – Invictus (1st)
  • Sixth Form Girls PR3 2000m (2 entries)
    • Victoria Lyon – GB (1st)
    • Georgia Walker – Marlow (2nd)
  • ·ixth Form Boys PR3 2000m (4 entries)
    • Morgan Fice-Noyes – Bradford-on-Avon (1st)
    • Nathan Sullivan – Norwich (2nd)
    • Felix Barrow – GB (3rd)
    • Sebastian Johnson – Marlow (4th)
  • AR3-Open 6 minutes (1 entry)
    • Harvey Wintle – Marlow (1st)
  • W PR3-PD&VI 1 min (2 entries)
    • Elisabeth Simpson – Bedford (1st)
    • Gaynor Martin – Fishguard and Goodwick Jemima (2nd)
  • W PR2 1 min (3 entries)
    • Gemma Kemble-Stephenson – GB (1st)
    • Caroline Buckle W – Doncaster (2nd)
  • W AR3-Open 1 min (4 entries)
    • Sally Renard – Invictus (1st)
  • · W IR3 1 min (1 entry)
    • Rachael Williamson – Invictus (1st)
  • M PR3-PD&VI 1 min (6 entries)
    • Ian Ronald – Invictus (1st)
    • Mark Perkins – Invictus (2nd)
    • Chris Boys – Guildford (3rd)
  • M AR3-Open 1 min (8 entries)
    • Warren Jones – Invictus (2nd)
  • M AR2 1 min (2 entries)
    • Andrew Mcevoy (2nd)
  • M IR3 1 min (4 entries)
    • Andy Kerr – Invictus (2nd)
    • David Rose – Invictus (4th)
  • M AR1 1min (1 entry)
    • Chris Anslow – Invictus (1st)
  • Sixth Form Boys PR3 1 min (2 entries)
    • Felix Barrow – GB (1st)
    • Sebastian Johnson – Marlow (2nd)
  • Mixed Adaptive 4 Relay 4000m (2 entries)
    • Marlow (2nd)

BRIC 2020

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