Leander Rower Breaks British Ergo Record

Vice Captain of Leander Club, James Robson has broken the British record for the half marathon on the Concept 2 indoor rower at his parents’ house in Suffolk on New Year’s Eve.
James broke the record by 28.4 seconds to complete the 21.097 distance in a time of 1:09:25.5 beating the previous record set by Graham Benton in 2008.

James started rowing in his last year at school and returned to the sport at Newcastle University after a gap year.    He competed at Henley Royal Regatta in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  In 2017 he won Prince Albert Cup (M4+) and in 2018 reached the semi-final in the the Temple Challenge Cup (M8+).  Also in 2018 he won a gold medal at the World University Games in the men’s eight. In 2020 he raced at the GB trials.

James said “ It was a challenge I’d thought about doing for a while and after spending most of 2020 on the ergo, it seemed like a good time to give it a go. It was a great way to end a turbulent year but I’m looking forward to getting back to training at the Club when we can safely do so.”


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