As most pupils enjoyed their day off last Friday, there was no rest for members of King’s Rowing Club who were in school bright and early for their annual charity event.
This year’s event was a triathlon organised by the club’s executive committee and led on the day by Head Rowing Coach, Mr Matt Jump. Taking place entirely within the school grounds, the triathlon was slightly different to a standard event, with the swimming leg replaced by the ergos.
Competitors completed 1000m on the ergo, a ride on the static bikes (the distance cycled depended on the age of the competitor) and ended with one lap of the Senior School field.
A magnificent total of £687 was raised by charging £10 per person to enter, and from the cake sale, which provided a welcome fuel-stop for the competitors. The money raised has been split between the club’s funds and the Love Rowing Charitable Foundation.
Director of Rowing, Mr David Blackham said: “It’s been a brilliant day and we’ve raised a fantastic amount of money for a great cause. Love Rowing does great work to bring the sport we love to underrepresented groups and communities across the UK, and it’s an absolute pleasure to support them.”
Congratulations to the winners in each category:
J14 – Connie Dawson (3WER) and Henry Harrison (3FOX)
J15 – Elin Halpin (4WER) and Alex Roberts (4WER)
J16 – Maya Swift (5BRD) and Fin Thomson (5FOX)
Seniors – Lucy Thomson (U6FOX) and Hugh Hudson (U6GRO)
You can find out more about the work that Love Rowing does with state schools, people with disabilities, ethnic minority communities and socio-economically disadvantaged communities on their website.