School Sport: Owers is king of Albany rowers
PUBLISHED: 13:30 16 November 2012
Hornchurch pupils take part in challenge
Matthew Owers led the way for Albany as they took part in a 24-hour global indoor rowing challenge.
The Year 9 pupil covered a distance of 15,000m out of a school total of 105,188m as Albany more than doubled their target.
And Owers (795m) finished just behind PE teacher Jon Bonnett (819m) in a three-minute challenge.
The event was organised by London Youth Rowing co-ordinator Barbara Clarkson and saw a worldwide total of 5,500,000m reached in a 24-hour period spanning last Friday and Saturday.
A total of 37 pupils and seven members of staff competed at Albany and school games co-ordinator Lisa Wilson said: “Congratulations to the pupils and teachers who participated in this event and smashed the 50,000m target set by the fitness & rowing club instructor Alison Bartrip, who led the event.”