Adaptive report from the BIRC 2010

British Indoor Rowing Championship is the world’s biggest indoor rowing competition
and the largest indoor sporting event in the UK, with over 2,000 competitors
racing at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham over one day. It takes place in a high-octane environment with races going on throughout
the day where competitors race up to 2,000m in the quickest possible time, and
it provides a stage for indoor rowing enthusiasts to test themselves on a
national level and assess their own performance and progress. This year they
used the event to raise money for help for heroes as indoor rowing equipment is
used heavily at Headley Court.

year saw new faces taking part in the AS, TA and LTA Men’s and Women’s
categories racing over 1000 and 2000 metres.

McDonald (Tees) returned from injury to win a gold medal in the Women’s AS
category with a time of 4.49, Sam Scowen (Dorney) came away with a gold medal
and Sophie Brown (Sudbury) a silver medal with a time of 5.08 in the Women’s TA
category. Naomi Riches (Marlow) won a gold medal, Pam Relph (Birmingham Uni) took silver with a time of 7.57, whilst Samantha Frost (Bedford) claimed a bronze medal in a time
of 8.35 in the Women’s LTA category.

Tokarczyk (Ruislip) won a gold medal in the Mens TA category with a time of
4.23 and Gus Mckenchie (Coal Porters), who has been busy fundraising entering events
such as The
Chicago Marathon, The Great South Run, The International Friendship Run and the
New York Marathon,
still managed to scoop gold in the Mens LTA category with a time of

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