Ahead of a busy months of racing around the country, Shanklin Rowing Club has been looking to find some extra boat speed at its island-based pre-season training camp over the Easter holiday weekend.
The idyllic setting of the Folly Inn in Whippingham provided an ideal venue for the waterworks and, when combined with TJs exercise studio in Lake for all cross-training classes, ensured the highest quality of training possible. in a well-filled 3-day camp.
The club’s coaches, many returning particularly from mainland colleges, and a group of loyal volunteers have helped meet the needs of a range of rowers, including high-achieving rowers, intermediates, juniors and complete beginners .
Guest coaches included Tom Bowles, Hartpury College’s Pathway coach, who improved the offer for J16 athletes competing in Nottingham at the weekend in the Interregional Junior Championships.
Blessed with glorious weather and a stunning location, all athletes were able to benefit from a range of boats and training sessions, culminating in side-by-side 1000m and 200m races on Sunday.
Div 1 – 1000m J18 2x Louis Sheasby and Ethan Walters
Div 2 – 1000m Mixed Novice Four
Rowing: Izzi Bounds, Arlo Adds and Ollie Hatch.
The club would like to thank the Folly Inn for hosting the event and the team at TJs Exercise Studio in Lake for providing great cross training classes every day.
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