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GB rowing link benefits Stroke Association
9:56am Friday 13th January 2012 in Rowing
ASPIRING oarsmen and oarswomen are being given an insight into the rigours of selection for the Great Britain rowing team in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.
The GB team – which includes York City Rowing Club ace Tom Ransley – are inviting people from York and North and East Yorkshire to take their own trial on a rowing machine.
The Nation On Trial initiative, sponsored by their high- performance partner Siemens, encourages people to get on a rowing machine and take their own two-kilometre trial to mark a big year for British sport while also raising money for the event’s charity partner, The Stroke Association.
Two kilometres is the distance GB’s top stars will race over on the water at the Olympic Games this summer.
Anyone of any ability can register on the website www.nationontrial.org and access expert training advice on how to use a rowing machine as well as enjoy messages of encouragement from world champions such as Katherine Grainger, Richard Chambers and 1992 Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle.
The times for those aged 16 to 24 will also be assessed to see if anyone has the talent to be considered for the Rio Games in 2016.
Anyone entering The Nation On Trial, rowing 2k and posting their time on the website will enter a prize draw to win a trip for two to watch the senior GB trials at the Olympic rowing venue.