AIRC Nov 2016

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AIRC Nov 2016

Postby lindsayh » November 18th, 2016, 10:42 pm

The Australian Indoor Rowing Champs has been revived by Rowing Australia which is really interesting as there is typically little interest in the erg by OTW people.
They are trying something different too - 20 venues have put up their hands around Australia to host an event in November. It seems that about 500 people have entered altogether - way more than we would have seen at one race venue. Some of the venues are a bit patchy but promising start. 2k/1k/500/1 minute racing. The overall race results and winners won't be known until after the last event on Nov30.
Results will be posted http://www.rowingaustralia.com.au/14/11/2016/results-2016-australian-indoor-rowing-championships/
There may be a very fast 66yo doing one today in Bendigo in country Victoria named Phil Carman - he has a 6:46 under his belt this season so interesting to see how he goes.

Had a go today after racing last week in the Masters games. Venue was a girls school with about 50 high school rowers 12-17yo! plus 5 "outsiders". main goal to improve on last week's 2k but did the other races as well. Only about 30 minutes between races so no way to really do well on the others so will do them again on the 30th.

2k = 6:48.4 @1:42.1 - improved on last weeks 6:49.5 and lowered the AR so pleased with that - this will be my seeding time for Boston
1k = 3:23.8 @1:41.9 - just held it steady with a bit of a dying finish!
500m @1:34.5 - no legs for the 500 at the moment - it's a very different beast
1 minute = 339m @1:28.3 (saw some 1:22s so Ok I guess)
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Re: AIRC Nov 2016

Postby Shawn Baker » November 18th, 2016, 11:19 pm

Nice work Lyndsay!! Nice to see the shorter distances being contested as well
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Re: AIRC Nov 2016

Postby lindsayh » November 18th, 2016, 11:43 pm

Shawn Baker wrote:Nice work Lyndsay!! Nice to see the shorter distances being contested as well


yes thanks Shawn - the shorter ones are often done here - I guess to compensate for not having so many numbers and there is a bit of tradition. It is also great to see the girls really going for it (a few sub 8:00) - couple of records set and they were really pushing. (and a 12y boy did a 8:30 2km which is pretty good)
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Re: AIRC Nov 2016

Postby Pie Man » November 19th, 2016, 10:03 am

Nice improvement Lindsay and the just thought of doing those shorter races so soon after a 2k makes me feel faint.
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