Year 10 Charlotte Brown rowed 1278m in 5 minutes at the competition winning her a podium place against tough competition from the region’s top rowers.
Even more impressive, Charlotte’s score smashed the competition’s gold medal target achieving a staggering 100.24%. Only the competition’s top three athletes exceeded the 100% benchmark. The target is set to reflect the score that top rowers would be expected to achieve.
Nearly 300 pupils between Years 7-13 took part in the championships, which incorporated the Devon Level 3 competition, with 40 schools in total travelling from across the South West to participate. The majority of these establishments have formal rowing programmes in place.
Top competitors will now go on to compete at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC) at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London on 17 March to compete against pupils from across the country.
Charlotte’s impressive win follows an exciting couple of months for the young athlete which has seen her win 10th place in the National British Rowing Indoor Championships and clock a personal best of 1:48.2.
Charlotte trains every week with the Greenbank Rowing Club as well as representing Truro High at prestigious competitions such as these.