British Indoor Rowing Championships 2013
I travelled down to Cardiff on Friday night ready for the competition the next morning! This was the first time a Devils member has competed in an indoor event. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect or what i had to do on arrival… the nerves were definitley building. When it was my time to marshall I was speaking to the other competitors who were too extremely scared even though most of them has competed in the past at an indoor event. Everyone there was really friendly and helpful which made the day all the more enjoyable! It was now my time to go to the ergo and warm up. SIT READY, ATTENTION, GO!! I was off, I just zoned out for the 5 minutes i was on the ergo, oblivious to the cheering around me! It was only when i had 1:57 to go the pain started to kick in however i was determined to keep going. Half way through the race a camera man was in my face but this wasn’t my main focus however i did think about what facial expression i was pulling. The 5 minutes were over… i rolled off the ergo and got my breath back. I came 5th with a distance of 1245m. I was so proud to represent DERC at this event. Hopefully more devils will join me in the future competitions as it was an amazing experience!