Rowing challenge returns
Watching virtual boats speeding across a large screen propelled purely by strength and muscle makes for exciting viewing. So much so the Cromwell Rowing Club is holding its second Indoor Rowing Challenge.
Businesses, sports club and college kids from Cromwell and surrounding areas are encouraged to enter this year’s challenge on Friday, October 28, 6pm at Goldfields School Hall, Cromwell.
Jo Patton, Quantum Print branch manager whose team won the competition last year, said the event was a great opportunity for everyone to have a go.
‘‘You don’t need any experience.
‘‘It’s a great event for workplaces to get involved in as it doesn’t require a lot of time and it is an excellent team building opportunity.’’
Event organiser Natalie Wilson said teams of one, two or four people could enter, with distances ranging from 1km for a single and two person team to the 2km event for a four person team.
All the rowing machines were linked up via a programme which projected each rowing machine as a virtual boat on a big screen so that teams and spectators could see in real time where each team was in the race.
Funds raised on the night will go towards new equipment for the Cromwell Rowing Club.
For more information contact Natalie Wilson at 021 104 2513.
Caleb Taylor, 15, Matthew Anderson, 16, Bailey Scott, 16, and Jack Ryan, 15, with event organiser Natalie Wilson.