Trials (and tribulations)

Trials (and tribulations)

The first GB assessment for the 2013 season was due to take place on 24/25th November, consisting of a 2k erg test on the Saturday and a 5km water trial on the Sunday. Due to the poor weather forecast, GB rowing took the decision to cancel the water trial, whilst still asking athletes to travel up to Boston to complete the erg test under their watchful eyes. Illness had hit the squad quite badly towards the latter stages of November, meaning that only a small group of survivors made the journey up to Boston. Despite the low numbers, three out of the four athletes gained PB's, proving that the first block of training for the year has gone well. Notably Laura came 3rd overall, beaten only by NRC alumni Vicky and previous pairs partner Lucinda Gooderham who both medalled at the European Championships last year, whilst Fiona went sub 7 minutes for the first time. Based on their test performances, both Laura and Fiona have been invited to participate in a 4k water trial in Caversham on the 8/9th December. 

Meanwhile, back in Nottingham, all those who had to submit medical notes but have recovered from their illness and injuries will complete their ergo tests which must be submitted before Christmas. 


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