Colston’s rugby rowers
lead national league
A group of 1st XV rugby players from Colston’s entered the National Indoor Concept 2 rowing league for 6th Form Students as part of their training and to give them a goal other than their rugby commitments.
The boys have trained hard and their rugby has improved considerably with Colston’s being perhaps the fittest team around the circuit at present.
The surprising thing is that, not only are the boys unbeaten at rugby so far this season, they are top of the National Rowing league.
The National Rowing league takes place over a six month period with a different challenge being set each month. September’s challenge was for an 8 man team to row 2000m in the quickest possible time (8 x 250 metres). The national record for 2005 was 6mins 15.9 s
The Colston’s boys have got off to a tremendous start setting a new national record of 5mins 38.8 secs.
This month the challenge is 3200m and Colston’s have already set a new national record for this distance as well as recording a time of 9mins 15.1 secs (old record 9mins 59.9secs).
The secret of Colston’s success is many sessions of interval work. either out on the pitch or in the gym, rather than heavy weight lifting which most rugby academies seem to be obsessed with.