The Crosfields School Rowing Club were very lucky to welcome current GB Rower Matthew Tarrant to school recently to coach one of their sessions.
Matthew is a world rowing champion who competed at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, and he is now set to head to Tokyo next year for the 2020 Games.
New to the Senior Co-Curricular timetable this term, the Crosfields Rowing Club enjoys the use of six Concept2 indoor rowing machines and the children, who are all in Year 7 and 8 train once a week. Matthew talked the rowers through the fundamentals of the rowing stroke and gave each one specific development points.
They all listened keenly to Matthew's training regime which on Thursday included a 90-minute weights session, 16k on the river and 12k on the rowing machine! (2000m doesn't sound too bad now, does it?!)