Students making waves

The rowing trails in Belgium will help determine World Cup and World Championship squad pecking orders

Life on the waves is bringing success to two rowers from Heriot-Watt University.

Iain Docwra, a third year Sport and Exercise student, is competing at the very top level of Britain's most successful Olympic sport at the GB rowing team senior trials in Belgium.

Iain is racing in the men's lightweight single scull category at the event which helps determine World Cup and World Championship squad pecking orders, with athletes receiving invites to this 'closed' event, following a series of winter assessments, on and off the water.

Meanwhile, James Scott, a first year student studying Structural Engineering with Architectural Design, has just set an individual British record for the half marathon on the Concept 2 indoor rowing machine. 

James, who is new to the sport of rowing this academic year, has already played a significant role in helping Heriot-Watt University retain the Scottish Universities Indoor Rowing Championship title as well as the annual varsity rowing match against Edinburgh University.