ROWING: Sleaford school students enjoy competition success

A Peterborough City Rowing Club member in action at Thorpe Meadows. Photo: Alan Storer
A Peterborough City Rowing Club member in action at Thorpe Meadows. Photo: Alan Storer

Two Year 9 students from Kesteven and Sleaford High School have successfully competed in the North of England Sprint Championships and Cambridge Autumn Regatta since the start of term.

Having worked hard over the summer to maintain training both girls competed at the North of England event. Victoria Lyon won in both her single and quad and gained third place in her double. In the same event, Jasmin Brankin finished second in the double.

The following week, after a 4.30am start, Victoria spent 11 hours at the Regatta in Cambridge, again competing in her single, double and as part of her quad.

The training had obviously paid off as Victoria and her team-mates won all their races. It was a tough competition, and in her singles race she beat the third highest ranked competitor in the country.

The pair’s school PE subject leader Miss Adams said: “I know the commitment and dedication both Victoria and Jasmin put into their training and competitions, and wish them both every success in the future. I hope we hear about many more successes in the years to come.”