Six Durham athletes attended the GB second assessment in Boston, Lincolnshire, this weekend where they had to undergo a gruelling 5km scull.
At this stage in the season, such a trial is more a test of fitness and endurance, rather than the speed and strength needed in the 2km trails later in the season.
In the open weight men’s category, Barney Stentiford really impressed, coming 5th out of the U23’s and 19th overall. Callum McBrierty did well too, coming 21st in the U23’s (38th overall) just in front of John Ford who finished 39th.
Lightweight Will Fletcher made an impact coming 9th, in front of Fresher, Tim Woodman, who came 43rd, but was the 9th fastest U20.
Also coming 9th, though this time out of the U23’s, was Isobel Currie in the women’s single. A performance she was ‘really happy’ with.
Durham alumnus Philip Congdon, who left last year, entered a coxless pair with fellow Molesey team-mate, Richie Steele and came a very respectable 7th.