Two members of our boat club had a very busy weekend, both competing at the Great Britain early identifications trials on Saturday and Star Head the next day.
Jess Read and Joe Walker completed a 5K time trial in sunny Boston, this was their first opportunity to get their name in the mix for a potential selection for the Coupe or Worlds team in the summer.
Joe was first up and with sculling not being his preferred skill, he didn’t let it put him off and still put in a good performance amongst some strong competition. Coming 128th still puts Joe in contention, however he is pleased to get the chance to perform in a pair for the next set of trials. Along with his solid ergos it’s exciting to see what he will be able to achieve.
Jess had the chance to attend a GB camp in October half term which gave her confidence going into this trial, knowing some friendly faces always helps with the nerves!. After submitting ergo scores putting her near the top, Jess set off in a good position and was determined to finish near the top on the water also. Jess came a brilliant 15th overall out of 99 scullers which shows a very promising couple of years. A fantastic and well deserved result.
Both scullers did the whole of the Boat Club proud.