Over 700 enthusiastic pupils took part in this week’s Inter-House Indoor Rowing Competition. British Rowing ran the event, which was equipped by Concept 2 with thirty machines.

Third, Fourth and Fifth Forms rowed individual timed races, while the Sixth Form rowed four-person relays, covering 2000 metres.

The competition was fierce, and the support from the spectators was so enthusiastic that their encouragement and cheers could be heard outside the building for some distance.

Crosby House rowed the fastest relay, followed by Bramston and Fisher with only two seconds between them. Kirkeby House and Laxton boys were “miles” ahead of the competition in the final overall points tally, and claimed the two House trophies.

Former champion rower Kristina Cowley (L 2013) came back to School to present the team awards, including the House indoor rowing trophies, which were awarded for the first time since the 1980s.