Rowing first: Geraldton indoor race event to attract Olympians

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An indoor rowing regatta — the first of its type — will be held in Geraldton in early May.

The Greenough River Rowing Club, founded in 2002, is hosting the regatta at Central West Health and Rehabilitation.

Men and women can race in events over 2000m or 500m.

“It’s for members of sporting clubs, gymnasiums, community organisations, anybody,” organiser Nick Eyres said.

“They just have to be registered before the event on May 4.

“We’re still working on what the prizes will be, but it’s likely to be $500 for the two winners.

“There will also be a Dash for Cash race (500m), which will probably win somebody $150.

“There is also a category for under-19s.

“Some national representatives and former Olympians, including Tony Lovrich will attend. Tony, a former Mullewa boy, was a silver medallist at the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984.”

The GRRC will conduct two weekly coaching sessions for the event from April 9.

Find out more via the club’s Facebook page.

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