Burton Leander at JIRR

Posted by M Reeves on 23 April 2014

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On Sunday 30th March 2014, rowing clubs from across the East Midlands Region, came together at Holme Pierrepont and held trials for the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR), which also takes place at Holme Pierrepont this Saturday (26th April).

Both Junior Boys and Girls from 11 clubs across the Region, Including Burton Leander, took part in racing against each other, over a 1500 meter course, to find the fastest crews to put forward to the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR), in Singles, Doubles, Quads and Eights.

Burton Leander entered just 2 Crews, a J16 4x- (Junior 16 Coxless Quad) and a WJ15 2x (Womens Junior 15 Double). With both crews performing exceptionally on the day.

The J16 4x- of (Bow to Stroke) Jordi Simons, Oli (from Trent RC, who stepping for Matt Haywood), James Manton and Joe Rymond, not only won their catergory but also posted the fastest time of the day, finishing in just 5 mins and 8 seconds, they will go on to represent the East Midlands Region at JIRR with Matt Haywood back in the crew for this weekends Racing.

The WJ15 2X of Ellen Tweed (Stroke) and Tasha Dukes (Bow) also put on a very respectable performance finishing just behind Nottingham RC, in a time of 6 mins 19 seconds. Although they posted a good time, this does mean they unfortunately won't be attending JIRR this weekend, but there is always next year!

Burton Leander would like to wish good luck to all Crews from the East Midlands Region competing at JIRR this weekend.


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