New Facilities + Challenges

With our membership growing it was decided nearly two years ago that we required more than just a port-a-loo to support our current members and any growth. The then Centre Chairman tried many different avenues for funding eventually securing some through a combination of member loans, Sport England, The Lonsdale Trust and a British Rowing facilities pot.

Funding secured and planning application submitted and approved the build faced a challenge that would set the project back nearly a year. ┬áThe main sewer for Lincoln North passes under street view man’s feet and directly through the middle of our compound.


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This meant that the first version of plans had to be scrapped while we sought Anglian Waters support for the project. Negotiations were started and both parties settled on a compromise; we could build near the road and suspend a lightweight shed between the 2 buildings to house our small boats, but we couldn’t disturb the ground (no piling) and we had to leave 3 metres either side of the sewer in case there were any problems.

That brings us roughly up to date.

Record set..

Deborah’s target was 24 hours, on Saturday she finished her row at a massive 27 hours. All we have to do now is wait for Concept 2 to verify the data card that was in the machine and Debs will be another Lincoln Rower who holds a World Record!

Debs

We would like to thank everyone who supported the event, The Handmade Burger Company, The Hilton for providing somewhere for Deb to be warm over night and the bed and breakfast prize, and especially the passers by who generously made donations.

The money is to be counted and split between Macmillan Caner Support and the Rowing Centre.

23rd hour..

23rd hour and still smiling.

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Revellers enjoying a cocktail at the Hilton filled our buckets last night to the point that our chief fund raiser can’t lift them anymore. Debs is on for hitting her target of 24 hours and will be carrying on today until she can’t anymore.

World Record this weekend…

This weekend one of our members will be attempting to set a new world record for heavy weight women’s continuous indoor rowing.

Debs has been in training for months and will be aiming for 24 hours sat on a rowing machine. It’s essentially the most intense interval training ever as she only gets 10 minutes an hour to rest.

If you are around the Brayford over the weekend she will be at the Double Tree Hilton from 9AM on Friday (18/4/2014).