STAGING RACE a roaring success in Birmingham - British Rowing

RACE a roaring success in Birmingham


Birmingham hosted its first ever indoor Rowing and Canoeing Event (RACE) last month, with close to 50 students competing across both sports.

Four West Midlands colleges attended the event, which was held at BMET Stourbridge College and sponsored by Black Country CSP.


British Rowing and British Canoeing staff were on hand to support the student racers, who competed in endurance and team races and sprints.

After the results from both sports were totalled, the Champions’ shield for the inaugural indoor RACE went to Walsall College, with second and third place medals awarded to Sutton and Stourbridge respectively.

“A big thank you to everyone who attended,” said Chris Farrell, British Rowing’s Strategic Development Project Officer. “We hope to see everyone out on the water and competing at the outdoor RACE in the summer. This is certainly an event that will get bigger and bigger in years to come.”

For a closer look at the inaugural RACE event, check out the photo gallery and event video at