THBC 24hr ergothon
20 October 2014
On 25th October members of the Trinity Hall Boat Club (THBC) took part in a 24hr ergothon to raise money for the refurbishment of the Trinity Hall Boathouse and national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Tom James, double Olympic gold medallist in rowing and former THBC member, is a patron of CRY and helped to launch the event at midday.
Round the clock (including the extra hour as the clocks go back) student rowers and some former THBC members rowed on an erg in the Terrace Room in the main college site, doing what they could to gain support not only to improve the club's facilities but also for young people across the country who may be at risk from an undiagnosed heart condition. 646.1km was rowed over the 25 hour period and over £3,000 has been raised. You can still support their efforts:
To sponsor the boatclub for the event please see: www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/ergothon2014
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die suddenly from undiagnosed heart conditions. CRY's vision is to work with cardiologists and family doctors to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young by establishing good practice and screening facilities devoted to significantly reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death throughout the UK.
Tom James, who started at Trinity Hall in 2002, spoke about the charity and the event: "CRY's goal is to provide preventative measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, cardiac complications that arise in children each year and particularly those that tragically end in death. What makes these conditions so shocking is the suddenness and helplessness that these children and their families are faced with when they occur. Through sport in particular, CRY has built many successful bridges to bring awareness and support to its causes. The Trinity Hall Boat Club ergothon on 25th October is just such an event that is so important to continuing progress and ultimately saving lives. It will help generate funds which will support CRY and of course the much needed refurbishment of the Boathouse. This is a great way to collaborate on important goals - thank you to everyone who has offered their support!"
Trinity Hall is investing in its Boathouse to make improvements to ensure that the Boat Club’s home is secure in its footings, generous in its facilities, and up-to-date with its equipment. The aim is to provide an excellent team training environment that will benefit current crews and also encourage more people to take up sport.
The work to the Boathouse involves renovating the façade, internal reorganisation, and modest demolition works to create ergometer rooms, a video training room, and an office for the coach in the upper historic rooms, and moving the men's and women's changing rooms to the ground floor. A new extension has been built to the east as a new workshop and if funds allow a further extension will be built to the west to house a four-seater rowing tank. The architect is Kate Grose (1977) of Tiger Hill architects. Kate is another former Trinity Hall Boat Club member; she started rowing at Trinity Hall and went on to row in the Olympics. Read more about the plans: www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/boathouserefurb
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Many thanks to those who took part:
Alex Jenkins - Alexis Braun - Alice Archer - Anna Lawless - Anna Murray - Calin Cauacean - Charles Parker - Charlie O'Neill - Charlie Reighard - Chloe Ramambason - Christina Schneider - Claire Bond - Connor Rogers - Cristina Susanu - Daisy Harrison - Dale Walmsley - Dan Crichton - David Brazdil - Ed Tidball - Eleanor Foley - Ella Nicol-Harper - Ellie Green - Eloise Tunmore - Emily Bosley - Emily Graham - Emily Harbach - Eowyn Elliot - Flora Kozma - Genevieve Cox - Georgia Powell - Gill Harris - Graham Pullan - Hannah Karet - Hazel Stubbs - Humza Hamid - Hux Norman - Iain Dykes - Isabel Ng - Jack Lewy - James Geddis - Jamie Ellis - Janet Scott - Jeff Cook - Joshua Send - Kate Grose - Katie Batchelor - Laura Brightman - Laura Woodward - Lea Benk - Lizzie Gaunt - Lucy Mackie - Lucy Parkinson - Lucy Pike - Luke Rogers - Mark Davison – Martin Fordham - Matt Walton - Michael Boucher - Nick Jennings - Peter Conn - Phil Ruis - Rachelle Stretch - Rees Webster - Rob Sing - Rowan Lawson - Ruth Manson -Sam Hardy - Sammy Fairman - Sara Collar - Sarah Hoare - Sarah Simnett - Sarah Weaver - Sophie Hughes - Stephan Diestelhorst - Steven Schrage - Tamsin Ireland - Toby Roeder - Tom James - Tom James - Tom Robins - Victor Chu - Will Johnson - Zosia Ossowska