Jan 18 2012 by Andrew Weston, Wishaw Press
Strathclyde Rowing Club
THE best junior rowers from across Scotland descended on Strathclyde Country Park at the weekend for a rigorous two day development camp.
The camp was designed to hone the skills of the rowers and to further develop their progress in the sport.
Strathclyde Rowing Club members Graham Ord and Jan Meinicke were part of an 18-strong group who were put through their paces as they gear up for the new season.
John Blair, strength and conditioning coach at the local club said that the camp had proved to be very worthwhile and he added: “There is a process of data collecting where the athletes have to do various distances on the rowing machine.
“They also do some conditioning work and are assessed on that as well.
“Graham trained very well. He is recovering from an injured wrist so was limited to what he could do but should be back to full fitness in three or four weeks time.
“Jan looked really fit and strong and is targeting the Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships which take place at the end of January.”
Scottish Rowing performance coach Sean Layland and British Rowing coach John Gill joined local coaches for the assessment weekend which helps determine which rowers will represent Scotland in the new season.
Blair added: “Once the data has been analysed, rowers who have reached a certain level will come back for another invitational camp with even more rigorous training.”
Anyone interested in rowing should contact Strathclyde Park Rowing Centre on 01698 250250 or at the following address, Scottish Rowing Centre, Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3ED.