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Harry's Rowing Success

The 'Junior Inter-Regional Regatta' (JIRR) is a National event where the 13 British Rowing Regions select their fastest rowers/crews to compete against each other at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham for the JIRR national title.  Following victory at the selection trials event for the Thames South East regional team back in February,  Harry (Y 11) and his rowing partner, Ben, from Bewl Bridge Rowing club qualified to represent the Thames South East region in the J16 double scull event.  Harry also qualified to represent the region in the single sculls event as well but had to select just one event to compete in at the main JIRR.

Last weekend, the 'Junior Inter-Regional Regatta' was held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham where Harry and his partner raced against the fastest crews from the other 12 regions in the double scull event.  After winning the morning time trial event to select the fastest 6 crews for the 'A' final, Harry and Ben lined up to race the 1,500m 'A' final in the afternoon.  It was a closely fought battle for 1st and 2nd place all the way down the course, resulting in a silver medal for Harry & Ben who finished just one second behind the gold medalists.  A great success and great start to regatta season.