On Thursday 26th January, F Social was fighting to keep its hold of the Inter Social Ergo trophy for the fifth year in a row. The event itself brings all socials together in a competitive evening of one minute, maximal effort from boys in each year group on the rowing machine. There must be one wetbob and one drybob from each year group.
The evening began with H social in the lead by a handy margin, with a strong Shell team pulling them to the lead. The event was supported extremely well by all Socials, creating a huge atmosphere with chanting for each person giving their all on the machines. Towards the climax of the competition, Hugo Eyre stepped onto the ergo and there was deafening support, helping him pull a distance of 373 metres over the one minute distance. This brought F Social into the lead for the first time by 30 metres, just above J Social. The lead was then maintained by Bertram Wellesley through the final round, who pulled a distance of 363 metres. This gave F Social the victory for the fifth year in a row in front of D Social in second and E Social in third place. Special mentions go to J Socials Freddie Elwes for the biggest distance of the night with 380 metres and G Socials Bert Dreyer, for the biggest distance from a Shell, 333 metres.
The evening ran very smoothly and showed the great competitive spirit amongst the Socials. Thanks must go to Mr Gearing, Andy Thomas, Harry Lyons and Mr Townsend for putting the evening together.
Report by Bertie Wellesley, 6.2, F Social