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Matthew Waddell

Rowing success in lockdown

Craig Peebles —

During the lockdown rowers were encouraged to participate in a number of challenges set but New Zealand’s international oarsmen and women.

 A number of families from the rowing fraternity took part in supporting an initiative of remembrance for our ANZAC troops where rowers and non-rowers from around the country added to a combined total of metres rowed to challenge our Australian counterparts.

In another challenge, gold medallist Eric Murray invited rowers to compete against others in their age group to see how far they could row in a set time, St Paul’s Rowing Club are proud to boast that Jo Harcourt placed third in a sizeable U15 field and Matthew Waddell finished a strong first in the U17s.

Although the Maadi Cup rowing tournament didn’t happen this year, the rowers remain positive and continued isolated training throughout the lockdown in preparation for next season.