Rower to com­pete again

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion - By MATHEW GRO­COTT

Danny McBride has been se­lected for his sec­ond world cham­pi­onships.

The Ti­rau adap­tive rower won bronze at the world cham­pi­onships in Kara­piro last year.

On Satur­day he was picked for the 2011 edi­tion in Bled, Slove­nia, in Au­gust.

McBride was se­lected fol­low­ing na­tional tri­als last week in Kara­piro and the na­tional cham­pi­onships in Twizel in Fe­bru­ary.

‘‘I did a good time down there (in Twizel),’’ McBride said. ‘‘My trial time wasn’t as fast be­cause of a head wind.’’

McBride was the only sin­gle scull adap­tive rower at both re­gat­tas but still needed to post a good time at tri­als to gain se­lec­tion.

Now that goal has been achieved McBride has turned his at­ten­tion to train­ing for Au­gust.

That work started this week with McBride train­ing six days a week.

McBride said he and his coach would pre­pare dif­fer­ently in 2011. ‘‘We’re go­ing to change it up.’’ More time would be spent in the gym, he said, and po­ten­tially two on the wa­ter ses­sions each week would be re­placed by ‘‘high in­ten­sity’’ rows on an erg ma­chine.

In June McBride will race in a re­gatta in Aus­tralia. He raced at the same event last year beat­ing Aus­tralia’s top adap­tive rower.

Danny McBride

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