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One Minute Challenge - Results

  • 14 May 20

Congratulations to all participants in the One Minute Challenge, a joint initiative hosted by Rowing Canada Aviron, British Rowing, Rowing Australia and Rowing NZ for indoor rowers.

Participants were asked to log their scores on a live, real-time web platform, sharing their results and nominating friends on social media using #minutechallenge. Taking place over the weekend of Friday 8 - Tuesday 12 May, the mass-participation competition challenged anyone with a rowing machine at home to see how far they could row in one minute. Members of the public competed alongside rowers from each nation’s elite teams for individual awards in various age, weight and adaptive rowing categories, with international bragging rights also at stake for the country that records the furthest combined distance.

New Zealand made up over 200 entries of the total 2,671 received across Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, rowing 58,222m of a combined 670,872m distance. On average, New Zealand participants rowed 256m per minute.

New Zealand participants scored 46 top ten finishes across the challenge, including five category winners. 

In addition to winning his age category, Tauranga Rowing Club and Aquinas College’s Anton Bernard topped the leaderboard for the Other Machine category completing 455m.

W 13 – 14 PR3 Isabel Wall
M 15 – 16Anton Bernard
W 50 – 59 Patricia Hira-Creagh
M 50 – 59 PR3 VIMike Burrell
M 50 – 59 IR3Mike Bull


Congratulations to Great Britain competitors who rowed a total of 364,009m and averaging 270m per participant, taking the overall win. 

CountryRowersMetresMetres/Rower
Canada

629

148,034.3

235.349

Australia

565

140,697.6

249.022

Great Britain

1,345

364,009.57

270.639

New Zealand

227

58,222

256.485

Full results on the event’s leaderboard are available here.