Durham University Boat Club hosted another successful year of the North East Indoor Rowing Championships on Wednesday at the Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle.

The event drew over 200 athletes from throughout the region, with the Universities of Teesside and Newcastle attending, as well as many Durham Colleges.
Contestants raced over 2km on Concept 2 ergos.

Impressive performances were noted from Durham’s Jess Budget, who won the open weight women’s category with a time of 7:07.1.

In the Heavyweight Men’s division Callum McBrierty was “pleased” with his personal best of 6:01.7, coming second behind Newcastle’s Sam Arnot with 6:00.5. George Seeger, a member of DUBC’s fresher’s squad,  won the beginners event with 6:26.6.

DUBC president Franz Imfeld was “really happy with all the support that turned up”.

Durham’s Tim Woodman won the lightweight men’s event with  6.27.6. Tim hopes to take this success into GB’s next set of trials on the 17th of December in Boston.

The college events were won by Lee Fisher of Grey and Harriet Horton of Collingwood.