Third successive Scottish win for Ken Lake
Ken Lake has represented Malta in the Concept 2 Scottish indoor rowing championships in Glasgow, where he managed to retain both his 60’s men’s 500 and 1,000 metre titles.
It was his third successive Scottish win for Lake. However, Lake only managed to overcome rival Mike Forder, the British indoor rowing champion from London in the last few stroke in the 500 metre race. Forder had led all the way until the last 10 metres where Lake seized the opportunity to power home and beat Forder by 2-10ths of a second to win in 1 minute 32.1 seconds. Third was the Irish champion Julian Kennedy.
It was a bit more comfortable in the 1,000 metre race for Lake who prevailed in 3 minutes 18.3 seconds beating the remainder of the field by 6 seconds.
The championships were attended by 700 entrants from all ages, ranging from juniors under 8 years old to over 70. This was held over two days and encouraged all levels of fitness and ages to take up a sport and get fitter. It is also a great way of accessing a pathway into Olympic on water rowing.
Lake had won the European indoor rowing title for his age group, as well as the German, Irish and Italian championships in 2016. The sport is growing very fast because of the diverse age groups and access to Concept 2 rowing machines in almost every gym.
The Malta Indoor rowing championships will be held at the Malta University on Concept 2 rowing machines on Saturday 26 November with the standard Olympic 2000 and 500 metre distance for open and age group categories. The Senior and Junior age groups races are over the 1,000 metre distance.
Ken Lake retained his 500 and 1000 metre titles