On the 10th December 2016, Aaron Cherry, LUBC Equipment Officer and erging extraordinaire, attended the British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC) at Lee Valley VeloPark. He represented LUBC competing against members from the Great British Squad, Aaron placed 7th in the Open Lightweight Men’s 2KM category with an impressive 06:29.7. I have no doubt that this was an incredible experience for him and will motivate him to continue training even harder.
“Although we lack the facilities to that of GB and other universities, your support was incomparable and meant everything to me. I hope that more of us have the drive to go next year and we continue to raise awareness of the uprising force of LUBC!” – Aaron Cherry
That wasn’t the end of Aaron’s erging ambitions for this year. As most people were waking up early to open presents on Christmas Day, Aaron woke up to a 100K erg before his Christmas dinner. You may be wondering why he did this to himself but on a day of good will to all Aaron planned to do this to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness who need extra support. Aaron pushed himself to break the record for this seasons 100K, but was sadly unable to but still managed an impressive 7:05:30.9 raising an outstanding £370 for such a great cause.
Any donations you may wish to make towards Aaron’s cause can be made through the donations page he has set up on Chuffed.org. All the details are on his Facebook Page including a video of the live stream he did during the erg which is linked.