Juniors inspired by champion

Members of DARC’s Juniors squad paid a visit to Durham University’s Oriental Museum last week to meet Olympic champion Kat Copeland and be inspired by her gold medal winning achievements in the lightweight double sculls at London 2012.

Kat, who has been presented with a Nissan Qashqai by SG Petch, a Nissan dealership in Durham, to enable her to drive from her home on Teesside to the GB squad training base at Caversham, spent an hour chatting to the group.

She was invited to visit the Museum to see the Nissan: 30 Years On exhibition, which explores Nissan’s impact on the North-East economy. It continues until October 18th.

Kat has also written a blog, about the Road to Rio 2016, including her experiences at the recent World Championships, on the SG Petch website.