Between the 2nd and the 5th of September, British Rowing invited not 1 but 3 MUBC athletes, Lauren Auchterlonie, Jake Lambert, and Anastasia Macy to train at Caversham as part of the exclusive Student Development Programme. This selection was a result of prior testing conducted at BUCS Regatta which identified these Manchester athletes as having particular potential in future international rowing.
Coordinated by British Rowing’s Head of Performace Talent James Andrews, the camp primarily focused on developing vital technical skills and confidence in single sculls whilst simultaneously introducing important aspects of land training, including strength and conditioning, as well as educational workshops on health and nutrition.
Lauren recalled the camp as being both very enjoyable and challenging, with the sculling initially proving difficult due to windy conditions on the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake.
Important lessons were learned. The trio very much look forward to implementing their newly aquired skills and knowledge in future training sessions and along their GB Start rowing journeys.
The camp additionally provided opportunities for rowing coaches to extend their technical knowledge, as well as share their experiences in devoping university rowers. For this, MUBC’s senior men’s coach Michael Thornton was on hand to oversee the trio’s training.
MUBC would like to thank James Andrews for hosting such an exciting and insightful experience for Lauren, Jake, Anastasia, and Michael!