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World Indoor Rowing Championships 2020

By February 11, 2020 No Comments

The World Indoor Rowing Championships took place in Paris. Over two days (7th and 8th February) 20 competitors represented the British Army. Almost every Army athlete came away from Paris with a personal best or two. Capt Tovey REME won gold with a PB of 1:39.3 in the Lightweight 500m and 3rd in the 2000m with a PB of 7:25.5. Sgt Barrigan RAPTC finished 2nd in the women’s Lightweight 500m. Sgt Tudor RAMC placed 3rd in the women’s 500m with a PB of 1:39.0.

In the lead up to the Championships, the athletes completed 4 x 2000m tests at maximum capacity since October 2019.  This is a huge demand upon the psychological and physiological effects of the human body, to keep putting yourself through that high level of conditioning is extremely applaudable.

A full list of results can be seen in the tables below of both individual and team competitions.

Rank Surname 500m 2000m Total Season Medal Count at JS or above Representation
Time Position Total No of competitors Time Position Total No of competitors
Maj Purser 1:26.2 28th 47 6:32.5 46th 68 1
Maj Peterson 1:41.8 (PB) 10th 23 7:31.8 (PB) 12th 30 3
Capt Done 1:34.9 (PB) 21st 25 7:19.7 35th 41 0
Capt Hares 6:30.2 (PB) 41st 68 0
Capt Mumby 1:28.6 9th 28 6:43.1 9th 45 3
Capt Pollock 1:26.5 35th 62 6:39.3 45th 84 1
Capt Scott 7:50.1 (PB) 24th 32 0
Capt Tovey 1:39.3 (PB) 1st 9 7:25.5 (PB) 3rd 13 7
Lt Rought Whitta 7:33.0 15th 32 0
WO1 Hodgson 1:43.7 (PB) 12th 27 7:49.3 18th 47 2
WO2 Blackburn 1:46.9 6th 14 7:38.5 (PB) 6th 21 3
SSgt Steels 1:20.6 16th 62 6:25.6 21st 84 3
SSgt Welch 1:26.3 (PB) 34th 62 6:45.5 52nd 84 0
Sgt Barrigan 1:40.4 2nd 9 7:35.2 (PB) 6th 13 2
Sgt Charlton 1:22.6 (PB) 18th 47 6:19.5 32nd 68 0
Sgt Coussens 1:30.0 (PB) 14th 25 6:42.9 18th 41 2
Sgt Tudor 1:39.0 (PB) 3rd 23 7:26.6 (PB) 9th 30 7
Cpl Darwin 1:38.5 (PB) 8th 27 7:34.1 (PB) 16th 32 2
LCpl Lucas 1:21.2 14th 47 6:50.0 54 68 2
OCdt Macdonald 1:44.7 8th 12 7:44.3 30th 34 0
  Total 38

 

Team 8x250m (2000m) Men’s Relay 8x250m (2000m) Women’s Relay 8x250m (2000m) Mixed Relay  
Time Position Total No of teams Time Position Total No of teams Time Position Total No of teams  
British Army 1 5:52.1 6th 41      
British Army 2 6:41.2 31st 41  
British Army 1   7:38.1 11th 27  
British Army 2 7:39.5 12th 27  
British Army       6:46.3 23rd 77