Indoor Rowing Team Compete at Nationals!


On 20th March, a team of students from Newquay Tretherras travelled to London to take part in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Competition.

Tretherras were the only Cornish school to qualify for the event which saw over 2,700 competitors attend, including some of London’s best rowers from top clubs.

The team achieved some fantastic results overall, with 8 of the 10 students in the group gaining personal bests.

There were also outstanding individual results, including Year 7 student Ellie Mares coming 2nd out of 232 competitors whilst Gerran Hawkey came 6th out of 166 competitors.

The team’s coach, Mrs Kay Pender commented, “The students have excelled themselves this year and have been a credit to the school. Although some of them are relatively new to indoor rowing, and have other sporting and academic commitments, they have achieved some fantastic results and have shown a dedicated approach to representing the school.”

She continued, “To see ‘Newquay Tretherras’ in the top 3 places on the leader board in London, against the top rowers in the UK, in so many heats (30 competitors in each heat), was amazing and made me feel extremely proud of what they have achieved. Some of our students are already training for next year! NT rowing has a bright future!”


Full results are as follows:

Ellie Mares – 2nd out of 232 competitors

YEAR 8 Boys
Gerran Hawkey – 6th / 166

YEAR 8 Girls
Daisy Woodward – 24th / 226

YEAR 9 Girls – out of 261 competitors
Evie Hughes – 44th
Ellie Marshall – 63rd
Anna Pengelly – 64th
Kirsty Sanderson – 81st

YEAR 10 Girls – out of 221 competitors
Samantha Casey – 17th
Tegan Cluett – 23rd

YEAR 11 Girls
Samantha Edwards 18th / 69


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