GB Winter Trials

After a cut back November trial which only saw Olympic triallists racing, the first U23 trial of the year took place in Boston in February. Jessie Martin (paired with ICBC’s Lizzie Witt) finished 2nd overall, placing Jessie as fastest U23 bowsider. Ed Dallas (along with Freddie Middleton from TRC) & Jacob Ioras also raced, placing 10th U23 pair and 10th U23 sculler, respectively. Georgie Robinson Ranger raced the November trial and was invited to further squad Olympic testing up until Christmas trials, in which she placed 8th in a pair with Saskia Budgett (TSS). She is now targeting summer testing for September squad selection for the LA Olympic cycle.

Jessie was invited to race at final trials last weekend. After winning both the time trial and recording the fastest time in the semi-final, Jessie and her Leander pairs partner Philippa Emery came 2nd in the final, less than a length behind Leander’s top development squad pair. This placed Jessie and Philippa fastest U23 pair (by 3s over a Brookes pair). Jessie will go on to U23 seat racing for the World championships in summer alongside 2023 Junior World champion cox Sophie Wrightson, who joined ULBC this season from Headington School.


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