Third suc­ces­sive Scot­tish win for Ken Lake

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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

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