Rowing – Luke Wren
“I’ve been rowing at Newark Rowing Club for about three years now. I go to school in Grantham where I’m studying for my GCSEs in my spare time.
“I row because I love doing it. It’s nice to get the chance to do something really difficult – it isn’t often you get a chance to really challenge yourself and rowing is how I do that. Training can be tough sometimes, but I always keep in mind what I want to do.
“My most memorable achievement so far is going to the Great Britain vs. France match in 2011, where I beat the French sculler and won my race. Britain won the match overall and it was great to be part of it.
“I also remember representing the East Midlands last year at the nationals with my doubles partner, George. We had a tough final and coming through in first position in the last fee hundred metres of the 2km race was an amazing feeling after all of the training we’d put in through the winter.
“Now that the winter season is over, I’m looking forward to the summer regatta season – further on, I’m hoping to trial for the return GB vs. France match on French soil, as well as to try out for the British squad.”