Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Nick Scott, from County Upper School, is second fastest rower for his age in Britain

10:00 13 May 2014

Nick Scott at the Junior Inter-Regional Rowing Competition at Nottingham.

Nick Scott at the Junior Inter-Regional Rowing Competition at Nottingham.

Contributed

A schoolboy from Bury St Edmunds has become the second fastest rower for his age in Britain thanks to his performance at a national final.

Nick Scott, a pupil at County Upper School in the town, finished the 1,500m course at Nottingham in six minutes and 23 seconds.

The Junior Inter-Regional Rowing Competition (JIRR) is held annually at the Holme Pierrepoint National Watersports centre - one of the sites of the 2012 Olympic Games.

At the competition last month racers had to battle through heats in the morning, when Nick came third overall. But in the afternoon’s final he managed to improve his time by 21 seconds to take second place in the J14 single sculls category.

Nick, who only began rowing 18 months ago, said: “The other competitors were really good and I was extremely nervous before the final, but once the race got under way I had a surge of adrenaline. The whole day was awesome. Rowing is the best sport in the world.”

Nick’s coach at Sudbury Rowing Club is Tim Baldwin, who said: “He’s worked incredibly hard and this is a tremendous achievement.”

Nick added: “I couldn’t have done it without the work that my coach, Tim, and the club put in - and my school has been hugely supportive.”

Vicky Neale, headteacher of County Upper School, said: “Our whole school community is very proud of his well-deserved rowing success and the modest way he approaches his achievements.

“Nick is an excellent student and a fine young man who is a real asset in and out of the classroom.”

Nick has been chosen to represent the East of England after a series of qualifiers throughout spring.

The JIRR is organised by British Rowing, which is responsible for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews to represent Great Britain.

Overall, the team for the Eastern Region came second out of all 12 rowing regions.

Eastern region team manager Chris Callow said: “The Eastern Region fielded a strong team, represented by 13 different clubs/schools. Congratulations to all the members, especially Nick Scott of Sudbury Rowing Club.

“The performance of the team saw them come in second overall behind Thames Lower - the highest position the region has attained in its history.”

Anyone who is interested in rowing can visit sudburyrowingclub.org.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Liverpool Street station

London’s Liverpool Street train station has been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.

GCSE results day at Clacton Coastal Academy.

Year 11 pupils across north Essex are celebrating another bumper crop of GCSE results this year.

West Suffolk pupils receive their GCSE results
Emotional King Edward VI School pupils in Bury St Edmunds

Schools across the area are celebrating outstanding GCSE results after months of waiting.

Farlingaye High School pupils Daisy Shaw (left) and Erin Hamilton celebrate their GCSE results.

There were tears from some and squeals of joy from others today as students across east Suffolk opened the envelopes containing their GCSE results.

Tim Odgers on a recent trip to York Minster

Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” former Stowmarket Middle School head teacher who has died of an aggressive blood cancer.

Fire crews called to eastbound A14

Motorists face queues on the A14 this afternoon after a vehicle fire brought traffic to a halt near Ipswich.

GCSE results day at Kesgrave High School. Jonathan Durston celebrates his results.

It is a very special day for Kesgrave star student and head boy Jonathan Durston - who discovered he had achieved 12 A*s and one A in his GCSEs this morning.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24