Browsing Archive: May, 2013

11/05/2013 - Essen Regatta

Posted by on Monday, May 13, 2013,

After final trials, all athletes went through a week of intense seat racing to create a squad ranking. Based on this ranking, athletes were placed in crews which best suited them. Matthew was selected to represent Great Britain once again in the Coxless four with the same crew from Australia, but this time Matthew would be sat at stroke.

Essen is a regatta held in Germany and is a great place to try out new crew combinations against top international crews from around the World. On the Satu...


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20/04/2013 - Great Britain Final Trials

Posted by on Monday, May 13, 2013,

This weekend is the last set of Great Britain trails to be held this year. The Venue is on the Great Britain training lake, Sonning. The way in which this trial is set up, is that on Saturday all athletes compete in a 1900m time trail. The top 12 then move through to the A/B semis which are carried out later that same day. The top three from both of the two A/B semis move onto the A final which is held on Sunday, the rest go into the B final. The order of the time trail is selected based on...


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22/03/2013 - World Cup I

Posted by on Monday, May 13, 2013,

This weekend we had the heats of the first World Cup of 2013 held in Australia on the 2000 Olympic Course. Not only is this the first World cup of the year but this is also the first World cup of Matthew's rowing career and first international race as a member of the Great Britain Senior team. Matthew is competing in the three seat of the Coxless Four with Scott Durant, Alan Sinclair and Nathaniel Reilly O’ Donnell. On Saturday Great Britain raced New Zealand. As this race was a race for la...


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9/02/2013 - Great Britain Trials

Posted by on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Rowing 

Today is the 2nd set of Great Britain Trails held in Boston, Lincolnshire. 20 Heavyweight mens pairs took to the water to compete over the 5000m course. This is the last long distance trial of the year and so a real opportunity for all athletes to show there technicaL skill, endurance and continued strength and fitness over the year so far.

Matthew is competing with fellow Oxford Brooke's partner Scott Durant, and entered the event with confidence. Matthew and Scott have competed with each ot...


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