Well done on Saturday, everybody! We had 6 crews competing. Four of them won their category. The Jr Lightweight men’s crew of Liam, Alex, Geon and Lachlan were very close to setting an event record in an impressive win. The Jr Men Open weight crew of Max, Quin, Jerron and Davin were only a couple of seconds off the pace of the previous record, but unfortunately ran into a Ridley crew who BEAT the record by 5 seconds–a strong second place finish. Good wins by the Jr Open crew of Ryann, Grace, Maddy D and Daniella, and by the Jr Lightweight crew of Emma, Maggie, Liv and Celina. Our fourth win of the day came in the Mixed High School crew where Gillian, Charlotte, Ethan and Geon brought home the prize. Overall, the women’s team took home the top overall prize! And we were second in the men’s competition—a great result considering we had no senior men’s crews! Well done!
Our next indoor regatta is RUDENKRIEG in Grimsby on February 23rd. Entries are $17–cash or cheque made out to Westdale Rowing. ENTRIES ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY.
The next cycle’s program will come out later today or Monday. Wind chill is supposed to be minus-13 Monday, so please arrive for 7AM warmed up and ready to go. We are going to split the teams up into men and women this week. Men will be on the ergs Monday and women doing core circuits. Tuesday could possibly be…..you guessed it….a snow day! We will let you know.
I am REALLY encouraged with where we are right now. Numbers are pointing towards some significant PBs at Ontario’s in St. Catharines. The basic mode of training for the next couple of weeks will be: this week and most of next week will be trying to re-establish a solid aerobic base. We will do one, maybe two days of speed work leading into RUDENKRIEG. RUDENKRIEG is a great prep regatta for Ontario’s. It’s where we want to test our race strategy so that there can be no doubt the following weekend! The week between RUDENKRIEG and St. Catharines will be almost entirely speed work heading into Ontario’s.