A Gold, Silver and Bronze for DARC at the British Indoor Rowing Championships.
This year at the 20th British Indoor Championships held at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham. It is the World’s biggest indoor rowing race and the largest indoor sporting event in the UK. 2000 competitors race up to 2000m in the quickest time possible in this high-octane environment. With races throughout the day this provides a stage for indoor enthusiasts to test themselves on a national level and assess their own performance and progress. Three members from Durham Amateur Rowing Club travelled to Birmingham to compete on Sunday 21st November.
Gill Prescott entered the 50-54 Hwt age category where she won Gold in her event in a time of 7.19.8 minutes beating her closest rival Val Edwards by 0.07.7 of a second. This is the fifth successive year Gill has won the British title which she can now add to her wins at the British and English Championships 2009 which placed Gill in first place on the Concept 2 world rankings for the distances 2k, 1k and 500m, The British, Scottish, North East and World Championships in 2008 and the British, Scottish, European and World Championships in 2007. Geoff Graham who coaches Gill entered the event for the first time this year winning the bronze medal in the 70-74 Hwt age category. Roger Stainforth a successful veteran competitor at the indoor rowing events won silver in the 65-69 Hwt category with a pleasing time of 7.07.6.