Kent School Games Indoor Rowing Finals (Medway Park), Thursday 1st February 2018
It was the first time that RMGS had entered students into the Medway School games rowing competition. After preliminary qualifying rounds the year 9 girls teams; Lois, Zoe, Grace and Lucy and year 11 boys team; Ben, Lucas, Illan and Sam qualified for the Kent Championships.
The best rowers from Kent were under one roof competing for individual accolades as well as team awards.
Start of the year 9 individual race, ready, set, row!
Lois won the year 9 girls individual race rowing 1012m in 4 minutes and was crowned Kent Champion.
Year 9 girls came 1st in the team relay rowing a combined 1078m in 4 minutes, beating the previous score! Beating Mayfield Grammar, Maidstone Grammar, Highworth, Dover and Ursuline Schools!
Despite the technical difficulties in the race, Ben kept his nerve and held off fierce competition to clench the Kent Champion individual title rowing 1773m in under 6 minutes! The year 11 boys finished an agonising 2nd place in the team relay behind a fantastic Oakwood team.
Well done to our very talented athletes, who knows what the futures hold!
We are awaiting official results to confirm overall team places. Now we set our sights on the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships held at Lee Valley on Friday 9th March 2018.
One very proud PE teacher.