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British Indoor Rowing Championships

A man who celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this year become the oldest ever participant in the British Indoor Rowing Championship.

John Hodgson, from Cookridge, Leeds who celebrated his birthday in September 2010, was the only competitor in the over-100s category. John Hodsgon became the BIRC's first centenarian competitor completing the 2,000m in 13:32.6 and in doing so set a World Record that's likely to stand for some time. 

British Indoor Rowing Championship

John Hodgson

The British Indoor Rowing Championship is the world's biggest indoor rowing race and the largest indoor sporting event in the UK, with over 2,000 competitors racing at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham over the course of just one day. It takes place in a high-octane environment with races going on throughout the day where competitors race up to 2,000m in the quickest possible time, and it provides a stage for indoor rowing enthusiasts to test themselves on a national level and assess their own performance and progress. 

The championship also attracts sporting legends and stars, and over the years has become an integral part of the training and selection programmes for both the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race crews, and the British rowing squad. The dynamic of having sporting heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave competing alongside promising youth athletes and indoor rowing enthusiasts has created a compelling environment for the competitor and spectator alike. The link with Sir Steve does not end there though. From his Men's Open triumph in the first ever British championship in 1991 he is now the honorary president and the Steve Redgrave Trust is the official charity of the Championship. 




John HodgsonPhotos from the BIRC events can be found here: www.dephoto.biz/birc 

Rowing For Help For Heroes

This year the BIRC will form the finale of a four month campaign in aid of Help for Heroes and we hope to encourage people to row as far as they can on the rowing machine to raise as much money as possible. The BIRC is already the biggest indoor rowing event in the world, and the largest indoor participation event in the UK, which makes it a perfect goal for anyone wishing to get fit and raise some money for a great charity in the process. 

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