Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

Tomorrow (DV) I pay a flying visit to Scotland to compete in the above for I think the fourth year. I usually get a medal of some hue (see pic). I have trained hard all year and am just around the correct weight of 75Kg to be “lightweight”.

The hall at Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell.

The score board showing race in progress.

Publicity for 2017 champs, I am just behind Roger (black and yellow shirt) and Stewart, one of my competitor friends is in red vest.

Last year a silver (1000m)  and a bronze (500m).

If you care to pray for my witness I would appreciate that.

RESULTS 2018

M60 1000m Lwt medallists.

Giving 100%

 

The guys in 1000m from England were just too good and of course in the 500m I was the only lightweight but I was told next year they will have separate medals.

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Temperance in all things

 

If the athlete has to be self-controlled and temperate in all things (food, sleep, physical training) then even more so should the Christian believer be temperate in all things and keep under, nay mortify, his body of sin (sinful flesh).

 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway (I Corinthians 9:24-27).

John Gill is good: Commentary (v24)

Indoor Rowing

 

Coming back to some kind of form 12 weeks after major right femur surgery. Next week is the virtual world Concept 2 rowing championships over 1000m. You record your time in your local gym and upload it to Concept 2 website.

Website

I need to make the weight of 75Kg. I still have ambitions to become Irish Record holder at a few more longer events but know I have a lot of hard wok required to build up endurance for 1000 and 2000m.

IRISH RECORDS

Very rarely row further though there are many regularly rowing 10K, half marathons etc.

The atmosphere of a real championship (never been to a European Championship)-some day?!

A Guid New Year.

2018  beckons

Song

Lyrics:

A Guid New Year to Ane an’ A’
Traditional
P. Livingstone / Alexander Hume (A Hume: Edinburgh, 1811-Glasgow, 1859)


A guid new year to ane an’ a’
An’ mony may ye see,
An’ during a’ the years to come,
O happy may ye be.
An’ may ye ne’er hae cause to mourn,
To sigh or shed a tear;
To ane an’a baith great an’ sma’
A hearty guid New year.
Chorus:
A guid New Year to ane an’ a’
An’ mony may ye see,
An’ during a’ the years to come,
O happy may ye be.O time flies past, he winna wait,
My friend for you or me,
He works his wonders day by day,
And onward still doth flee.
O wha can tell when ilka ane,
I see sae happy here,
Will meet again and merry be
Anither guid New year.ChorusWe twa ha’e baith been happy lang.
We ran about the braes.
In yon wee cot beneath the tree,
We spent our early days.
We ran about the burnie’s side,
The spot will aye be dear,
An’ those that used to meet us there,
We’ll think on mony a year.

Chorus

Noo let us hope our years may be
As guid as they ha’e been,
And trust we ne’er again may see,
The sorrows we ha’e seen.
And let us wish that ane an’ a’
Our friends baith far an’ near,
May aye enjoy in times to come –
A hearty guid New year!

Chorus

 

Glossary
a’: all
ane: one
aye: always
baith: both
guid: good
ha’e: have
mony: many
ne’er: never
noo: now
twa: two
wha: who
winna: will not
ilka: every
burnie: small stream