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Indoor Rowing Team

Ollie2 (4 of 4)

In Ollie's first 7 months with Q-Power he has set personal bests over all of his time trial events.

Racing in 3 major competitions and 1 minor one, he won 3 gold medals becoming the English 30-39 Men's Heavyweight Champion with a 2k PB time of 6.11.0 and the Welsh Open Men's Heavyweight Champion.

He also added to his medal tally by winning the Royal Navy/Royal Marines 2012 title. The 2012/13 season finale ended in Boston, USA at the World Championships where he placed a creditable 5th position in the Men's Heavyweight 30-39 category and was also the fastest athlete from Team GB. 

He went on to dominate the 2012/13 Concept2 Men's Heavyweight 30-39 Challenge Series league leading from round 1 and furthering his success by topping the Royal Navy/Royal Marines league.
The 2013/14 race season was a success for Ollie, although he battled with a number of year long injuries that at times threatened him getting to the start line at all. He did however enter a season’s personal record of 6 races and picked up 5 medals to add to his tally.

Kicking off the season, first it was time to sharpen up and show off some speed in breaking the sub 6.10 barrier with a well earned gold medal at the season opener in Bristol. He went on to take a personal best at the Royal Navy Championships winning for the second consecutive year in a time of 6.07.6.

Next up was the first major race of the season – The British Championships. Disappointed to come away with a silver medal in the Men’s Heavyweight 30-34 category, Ollie had to overcome some tough pre race issues in the 24 hours leading up to show time. He came away a stronger athlete though and this was to show at the World Championships 2 months later. Meanwhile a trip to Cornwall after another injury plagued Christmas led to another win before flying out to Boston for his 3rd appearance at the World Championship. In the notoriously tough Aganis Arena Ollie faced his toughest competitors to date. A number of former World and European Champions were lined up in the front ranks along with future Olympic hopefuls. Ollie rowed a strong well fought race and claimed 7th place in the Men’s Heavyweight 30-39 pulling 6.09.1. On finishing he had just an hour to recover before being thrown back in for the team 1km relay where the Q-Power men claimed gold.

On returning to the UK Ollie took a few weeks out but made a last minute entry to the English Championships to finish the season off. Going in as the current champion he rowed a sensible race to take a respectable bronze and to finish the season on a high.
You can follow Olllie's training in his blog.

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