Lauren Henry is 17 years old and from Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
My name is Lauren, and I have been rowing for five years. I am a single sculler, and am hoping to be selected for the World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo, 2019.
I started rowing when I was twelve years old at Hollowell scullers and rowed there for a few months. I then moved to Leicester Rowing Club where I am still training now. Originally I mostly rowed in quads and doubles, but moved to single sculling when I was fourteen years old.
Balancing training and schoolwork has been a challenge to say the least. But I have managed to do this by keeping myself organised. On average I train twelve times a week so I fit in my schoolwork whenever I have time.
My main achievements include winning the Great Britain Junior trials, the British championships and the National Junior Sculling Regatta.Lauren said: "The Inspire award shows me that hard work and dedication is recognised by others."
Simon Taylor, Inspire lead, said: 'Lauren's devotion to her highly competitive and demanding sport and ambition are a real example for all young people and we really hope the award will help her get to the championships . We will be looking out for her !'
Munich Junior Regatta
Posted: 6th May, 2019
I was selected to represent GB at the Munich Junior Regatta on the 4th and 5th of May. All the top European nations, plus crews from Asia were present. On the Saturday I was racing in a double sculls with... Read More »