During the Easter holiday, second year pupil Lawrence completed a 60-minute session on his ergometer and beat the British record. He achieved a distance of 15,662 meters and now holds the British record in the 13 -14 years age range.
Lawrence is part of our J15 rowing squad at Winchester. It is a very competitive group within the boat club. Lawrence and his teammates have not been able to attend external events and races, due to COVID, so competing on the ergometer has been one of their few outlets to test themselves against the rest of the rowing world. Lawrence chose the 60-minute record as something he wanted to pursue and is very self-motivated. Whilst the coaching team was there to provide advice and support, this was very much his project and his achievement. It is physically and mentally tough to spend 60 minutes on a rowing machine, especially working this hard and maintaining this pace, and therefore this was a very impressive performance.
22nd January 2021
Despite a challenging 2020, progress on Winchester College's new state-of-the-art Sports Centre continues, as the school and local community look ahead to the opening in 2022.
10th August 2021
Over the course of seven days, the project team for the school's new Sports Centre have successfully installed the impressive folded structure which will form the new swimming pool roof.
4th July 2021
18 year old Aston Wade OW has won the British Open Golf Croquet Championship.
25th May 2021
Despite the regular downpours, Furley's secured top spot at this year's inter-house school sports day, known as Athlā. A resident of Furley's and captain of athletics, Frankie Shropshire reports on a day of competition, teamwork and encouragement.
24th May 2021
Correspondent for this year's Wykeham Journal, Margaret Gilmore, talks to archaeologist Amy Bunce about the extraordinary mediaeval discovery beneath the school's old swimming pool.
18th January 2021
Southampton FC midfielder Oriol Romeu visited Winchester last month to share the secrets of his success with the sports scholars.