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2017 Schools Rowing

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Lindommer, Jun 13, 2016.

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  1. coxedpair Frank Row (1)

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    Newington win the wrong head of the river, Roachy mustn't have gotten the memo that Saturday was the one to win, cut him some slack he's new
  2. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    How many races are there at the GPS HotR? I just checked, 11. How many schools have a crew in every race? Three: Joeys, Newington and Scots. Two years ago there were two: Joeys and King's. Well done, Newington and Scots (and King's in 2015). The travel for Grammar, Scots and King's is onerous to say the least. Let's hope the rowing programs at these three schools continues to pick up.

    I've thought for some time both Joeys and Riverview should be much better at rowing than they've been since the GPS was founded; to have their rowing sheds on site, or close nearby, is a huge advantage compared to trekking across Sydney in afternoon peak hour. And they can easily sneak in a coupa early morning training sessions without eating into teaching time.

    Shore, well done, as usual.
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  3. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Old boys of each tell me that despite the geographic advantage there's no straight 2000m of good water to which they have access.
  4. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Grammar would have more cox sized kids than anyone else: that can't be the issue. As usual Lindommer has hit the nail on the head: travel for scots kings and grammar is horrendous. Victoria Rd at 5/6 pm going back to the city or trying to get to TKS IS a nightmare. Shore at least sort of cross the traffic up to a point. I doubt Newington has much better.
  5. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    The bus from college st to gladesville was reasonably quick in my day 1990s. Maybe traffic is much worse now.

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  6. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    its getting back to the south and east, I think: and getting there and back on saturdays - early.
    Too be honest I think parental disengagement with sport generally is the real problem at the school: those who participate with commitment do so notwithstanding their parents' apathy.
    It was a slow grind in the 70's across the Pyrmont and Glebe Island bridges.
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  7. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    A slow grind back and forth but def worth it for you guys

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  8. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    It was great - head ons on the glebe island bridge; the old woman selling papers at the corner of victoria road; tying kids up using their ties so they couldn't get off the bus when we got there; hoping for enough wind so we didn't have to go out
  9. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    The trip to weigall via darlinghurst and kings x offered a wide array of interesting sights and sounds as well

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  10. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    If high winds then we would sit on ergometer for killer session. I was a puker after 2500m ergos.

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  11. getaroundit Frank Row (1)

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    Was anyone else surprised in the firsts by High and Grammar? Last 2000m regatta they were a fair way off the pack, but they made up a lot of ground in 3 weeks
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  12. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Good effort by both schools. High were big improvers. Kudos to them

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  13. Rumb dower Bob McCowan (2)

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    Ex Newington coaches and old boys are now helping sydney high become competitive.
    I dip my lid to them
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  14. Interested Academic Frank Row (1)

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    Poor form. I think you'll find he's on here under a different username.
    At least if you're gonna talk shit get it right..
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  15. gaffa Frank Row (1)

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    Nationals are in two weeks. Will shore be able to hold off Scotch and Melb gram.
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  16. behindtheshed Billy Sheehan (19)

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    No.
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  17. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Gunning for shore for the first time in my life.

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  18. strokeside Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Meanwhile, something interesting is happening over at the schoolgirls HotR, this Saturday.
    At the States, early Feb, Queenwood won the 1st III's in 6.47, after being pushed hard by Pymble, (2nd in 6.53).
    A week later, at the PLC/Kings regatta, also at SIRC, Pymble did what every coach can only dream of, improved their time by a massive 12 seconds!! finishing 1st (in 6.41) with Q'wood 2nd (in 6.44) It appears that no one was "foxing" as Q'wood also improved their time.
    The next day, also at SIRC, both crews were cooked, Queenwood got up in 6.51, and Pymble 2nd in 6.55. I think that was the last time they both raced at SIRC..Saturday will be interesting.
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  19. behindtheshed Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Yeah, Queenwood won the 1st and 2nd VIII races..zzzzzzz....skipped at least 5 regattas this season so that's how much regard they have for their peers and the competition itself. Not much to boast of in juniors or inters, so clearly all resources and energy are poured into winning at all costs in seniors.

    More admirable is Canberra Grammar. Their program has depth and this paid handsome dividends.
  20. SIRCWATCH Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Scotch will go into this weekend's nationals as favourites to take out the Barrington Cup in many peoples minds. However i believe the Shore crew has the experience and horse power to take out back to back championships. All will be revealed in a weeks time. I'd love to hear everyone else take on my view whether you agree or disagree.
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