AT (Ageless Teenagers) British Indoor Rowing Championships

Weininger Irwin Ageless Teenagers co-founder and member rowed into the virtual indoor rowing championships from the Ageless Teenagers Seniors Community Hub in Romford. For the second year in a row, the power of technology united the indoor rowing community. The Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships saw 871 rowers from 32 different countries pick up the gauntlet and accept the challenge of BRIC 2021. Racing was fast and furious right from the get-go and saw new records set throughout the day. In 140 events, we were treated to 55 championship records, six British records while three provisional world records also fell by the wayside. Weininger competing in the 55 - 59 age category did his very best to stay with the race leaders and out of 21 competitors rowed into 9th position overall. "Don't worry next year I will do better as I am an Ageless Teenager so like fine wine I will improve with time!" Said Weininger after this gruelling 2000m race.

This year’s broadcast brought with it an exciting twist. Race headquarters came live from Caversham, the home of the Great Britain Rowing Team and competitors were able to test themselves against the very best in the country as our squad members on the Olympic and Paralympic teams lined up for their crack at BRIC.

The sport of rowing presents several unique opportunities. One of these is the ability to directly compare yourself to the very best in the world, either competing against them at the same time or comparing race results over the same distance. This has such a positive impact because it allows the next generation to see exactly how to get where they want to in the future. It keeps our next round of Olympians and Paralympians hungry for more and it inspires those getting into the sport for the first time knowing that their heroes were in their shoes once.

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