Shoreham junior Phoebe Mercer was the club’s first ever representative at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, held last Friday at the Lea Valley Athletics Centre, North London. And in true Shoreham style she well and truly left her mark, coming a fantastic 12th out of 190 competitors in the Year 9 girls’ competition.
The NJIRC is the biggest indoor rowing event for juniors in the world and with almost 2,500 rowers at the event had the potential to be an overwhelming experience for a less-experienced competitor. However, Phoebe rose to the challenge to pull a personal best score – a whopping 1032m at an average split of 1:56.2/500m and at just 14 years old, Phoebe has real potential for a bright rowing career.
Phoebe – we’re very proud of your achievement…keep that training up! We’d also like to say a big thanks to Mandy Mercer and Tom Faith for their in-person support at the event, and for all club members who sent out a loud Shoreham cheer by the power of facebook.
Full results available on the NJIRC 2014 website here.
We’re delighted to announce that six of Shoreham’s junior rowers have been selected to represent the South East at the upcoming Junior Inter-Regional Regatta on 26th April in Nottingham! This weekend Ezra Hulme, Beth Buchanan, Phoebe Mercer, Charlotte Rose, Amelia Balthazor and Imogen Mercer travelled to Westbere Lake in Kent to trial against promising coastal and river crews from across the South East region.
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Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd March saw over 100 crews from across Kent and Sussex descend on Shoreham’s River Adur for the 2014 Adur Head race. It was a weekend of the best weather and the worst, blue skies, sunshine and calm waters, 20mph winds and 10ft waves.
The inaugural Junior Adur Head on the Saturday made the most of the perfect conditions as crews from Shoreham, Bexhill, Worthing and BTC raced each other over the shortened 1.5km course. And with some youngsters racing for the first time, and others pulling out exceptional performances it was a great success. For Shoreham it was an encouraging start to the season with 3 wins – the J14 quad, J16 double and J16 mixed four.
With Sunday came the main event, along with high winds, higher waves and once again the Adur Head became a battle against the elements, with the hardiest crews testing themselves against the inclement weather. And Shoreham’s senior crews continued the success of the juniors the day before, claiming not only the second fastest time of the day but also 4 great wins in the Mens junior single sculls, Ladies junior pairs, Ladies junior fours and Ladies senior fours.
Full regatta report and photos here: