**REGISTRATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER**
Ireland’s indoor rowing season is kicking off with the first IIRC Race series events:
This annual pre-Christmas event will be held on Saturday 23rd November 2019 in the large and airy UL Sports Arena on the sports-oriented University of Limerick Campus
We have 11 new and improved categories to try out:
- Senior and Junior Mixed relay teams requiring teams to have 50/50 male/female should create an interesting dynamic that we have not seen before at an Indoors.
- To accommodate many athletes that are big on power and short on wind this time of year the 1k will now be open to Junior 16s and 18s along with an Open category.
- We’ve been listening to your suggestions too so now the ‘Freshman’ 1k category will be ‘Fresher/Novice’ 1k, requiring the competitors to be in their first year of rowing.
- And, for the first time, we will have a 4 minute ‘Fixed Time’ iROW for male and female rowers with Intellectual Disabilities based on Special Olympics qualification criteria – Certificates will be awarded for participation and we hope to develop this category, with the help of its participants and supporters.
All of the usual age and weight categories will feature and, with 111 categories, there is surely something for everyone.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd, along with a beanie for 1 st place (only the 1 st place relay team receives medals). However, everyone who completes their races gets to walk away head held high! iRow Participants will all receive a Certificate of completion.
ROWfit continues to support our growing Masters Rowing contingent with the retention of the FISA Masters 1000m Age categories introduced at IIRC 2017.
We will maintain the now ‘expected’ IIRC Race series standard of brand-new ergs on which to race, along with the free-drag and free-rate rule in accordance with international Indoor Rowing standards.
All clubs should receive posters if they have been receiving them in recent years (if not get in contact and we’ll sort that out).
Entries close on Wednesday 13th November and must be made via the online registration system. For group entries download the group entry form or make contact with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry fees for group entries must be paid for before racecards are issued. A group entry race pack, containing the individual racecards, will only be released when total paid.
All rowing machines will be sold off after the event. Check out the Sales page on www.ROWfit.ie where we also offer the complete Concept 2 range of Oars, SkiErgs, BikeErgs and complete servicing options for your rowing needs.
Keep an eye on the new software that we hope to roll out this PIRC; we’re confident that you’ll be impressed.