Record for Roger at Scottish Indoors

Having moved up an age category in September Roger Stainforth added to his indoor rowing achievements on Saturday by setting a British record for the age 75-79 heavyweight 2km while competing in the over-70 event at the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell.

His time of 7m 29.7s beat the previous record of 7.32.6 set in 2008 by Jim Brownlow of London Rowing Club by 2.9 seconds.

Improving on the 7.35.2 he recorded at the North East Indoor Championships at Durham’s Maiden Castle 3 weeks ago Roger is still working his way back to fitness following eye surgery but  looks well prepared for the British Rowing Indoor Championships at the Lee Valley Velopark in two weeks time.

The result adds to the British record that he already holds in the 70-74 age range for 2000m of 7.08.7 and the 70-79 Scottish and British records for 1000m of 3.23.5, set in the 2014/15 season.

With the Scottish, Irish and Welsh Indoor Championships all taking place on the same day there will however be no repetition of the 2017/18 grand slam of victories in home nations championships.

The 2019 Scottish Indoor Championship results are here.

British records are recorded on the Concept2 website.