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A rowing success for student

July 9, 2012

Students from West Cheshire College battled it out against each other in the ‘Sir Steve Redgrave One Minute Rowing Challenge’ set by the Olympian when he officially opened the College last month.


Sir Steve Regrave giving sports student Owen Green tips on rowing

More than 60 students took part in the competition with performing arts student Conner Brown taking first place after he achieved an astonishing 336 strokes in just one minute.

Connor, who won a free month’s membership at the College’s new state-of-the-art gym, said: “I can’t believe I won – it feels amazing to have won a rowing competition set by the world’s most successful rower.”

Steph Garrett, Assistant Manager in Health and Wellbeing at West Cheshire College said: “It was such an honour for Sir Steve Redgrave to set an exclusive challenge for our students when he opened our new Campus.

“All of the students did extremely well in the competition, especially Conner who was awarded a free induction and month’s membership to Fit Zone our new gym facility.”

Over 400 guests saw Sir Steve officially open the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus during an Olympic inspired ‘Opening Ceremony’. The opening marked the completion of Phase Two of the College’s £65 million redevelopment project, which now includes a 3,900 sq metre Arts Centre and the new state-of-the-art gym.

For more information about the new Fit Zone gym at West Cheshire College call the College hotline on 01244 656 555 or visit

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