Rowing chal­lenge re­turns

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - STAFF RE­PORTER

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.

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