Rosy Temple grabbed a gold medal last weekend with a stunning performance in the senior women’s heavy weight category at the BUCS Price Waterhouse Cooper Indoor Rowing Championships.
The event was the first of its kind, and was Yorkshire’s first specifically university based indoor rowing event. Universities such as Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan Carnegie, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, York St. John and Roses rivals Lancaster were all competing in the 2km ergo race. Temple’s race was the third, and an exciting one which saw a Sheffeild Hallam girl chase Temple right to the last ten metres, resulting in a narrow win by two metres and a time of 7:30.1 minutes.
The heavy weight category had over twenty competitors with a strong show of seniors. There was a fantastic atmosphere with all the Novice UYBC crews cheering loudly on both sides. More importantly though, it was also the novice rower’s first event representing UYBC, and the University had 15 men and 25 women competing, with all putting up a good fight for UYBC against more experienced rowers. Many of York’s rowers achieved personal bests and came in top ranks of their respective heat, leaving the Boat Club with much to be confident about for next term.