Before the championships I was a bit unsure wether I should compete in the single or not. The injury I got in April really affected my performance in the 1x all season. My fitness level felt fine, but being fast over 2k is a whole other story which needs lots of practice at a very high intensity.
I did a 2k test on the erg to test my ability. If I was 12sec or more from my personal best, I would not make an entry in the single. I ended up being 7sec over. Not good, but acceptable.
In the Mens 1x I qualified for the A-final, but it certainly took more energy that I would have liked. I got a bit unlucky with the draw of the lanes and got the one with the most wind. I got 5th place. From what my preperations it was ok, although I was hoping I could grabbed a medal.
We entered a team in the Mens 4x as well. This was mainly so the youngsters Gustav and Henrik could get some experience. Olle and myself brought more experience in the quad. With the lack of experience overall the race went fairly well. We got 5th place in this race as well.
For the last race. Helsingborg had entered a Mens 8+. This was really cool experience since Helsingborg is a fairly small club and the last time Helsingborg had an 8+ at the Nationals was over 30 years ago. We fell behind at the start but kept a steady and high pace thoughout the race ending up in 4th place not far of the medals. Will be fun to see what we can do next year.
From the left: Henrik W, Nils-Peter, Marcus, Peter, Jonathan, Fredrick, Olle, Daniel.
In front: Henrik B
1. Daniel 2. Olle 3. Fredrick 4. Henrik 5. Nils-Peter 6. Jonathan 7. Marcus 8. Peter cox Henrik