STAGING Record-breaking Indoor Rowing in Plymouth - British Rowing

Record-breaking Indoor Rowing in Plymouth

More than 430 schoolchildren took part in the Plymouth Schools Indoor Rowing Championships (PSIRC) on Wednesday 8th Februrary, smashing a number of records at University College Marjon, Plymouth.

Participants from schools across the region took part in the British Rowing-supported PSIRC, which is now in its seventh year.


Records were smashed in three of the girls’ events (Years 7, 9, and 11), and one of the boys’ (Year 12 & 13), with Plymstock and Wembury Schools winning the fiercely-contested team events.

‘Everything went according to plan,’ organiser Kevin Seller told

We had more schools taking part than ever before. It is getting that large that next year we might have to go into the evening!’

This year’s event took over seven hours to complete, with 70 more pupils taking part compared with the 2011 PSIRC.

Individual Winners

Year 7
Boys: Jack Adams (DHSB) 509m
Girls: Louise Leconite (DHSG) 520m*
Year 8
Boys: Hayden Troke (Ivybridge) 838m
Girls: Phoebe Thomas (DHSG) 768m
Year 9
Boys: Jac McConaghy (DHSB) 1113m
Girls: Aliscia Parsons (DHSG) 1051*
Year 10
Boys: Jack Lester (Plymstock) 1435m
Girls: Jade Scott (Plymouth HSG) 1257m
Year 11
Boys: Callum Jones (Ivybridge) 1728m
Girls: Chloe Brew (Coombe Dean) 1626*
Year 12 & 13
Boys: Sam Twine (Tavistock) 6 minutes 21 seconds*
Girls: Holly Stead (Hele’s) 7 minutes 47 seconds

*Indicates new PSIRC record