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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

Fans of Girl on the River might have noticed that so far I haven’t said much about the 2012 Olympics. I can’t deny that I was pretty disappointed not to get any tickets, and might even have been in a tiny bit of a huff. But, in true Girl form, I have bounced back and […]

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In my quest to find out whether you can lose weight and still train hard, I’ve talked to lightweight rowers and club rowers and the message has come through loud and clear that the answer is yes, so long as you’re disciplined and consistent. It can even – gasp – be fun. Today it’s the […]

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So yesterday we heard from some lightweight rowers about their quest to stay strong and stay trim. But what about the rest of us? Let’s face it; in the real world, most of us aren’t lightweight and most of us have to devote large amounts of our time to jobs and families. But wait! All […]

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Today is the Spring equinox, and we all know what that means. The start of summer rowing (hurrah) but also (cue scary music) the start of all-in-one season (boo). Much as I’d like to deny it, a winter of eating what I please has resulted in several extra pounds of lard strategically hidden under multiple […]

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The best wellies for rowing

Like many rowers, I spend a fair bit of time wading around in the river and, like many rowers, I’m a little bit obsessed by wellies. Needless to say, I’ve developed some fairly strong views on what wellies (or rain boots, as I believe my American friends call them) are the best for rowing. First […]

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What a lovely pair

There are two things I really, really want to achieve in rowing this summer season (in addition to nailing my first win). The first is to get out in a single scull (though not until the water warms up a lot). The second is to try rowing in a pair. For rowing virgins out there, […]

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I love films and I love rowing, so it’ll come as no surprise that I’m pretty excited by a combination of the two. When I heard about Backwards, a new movie about rowing due to be screened in the Autumn, I had to find out more. Happily, Sarah Megan Thomas, its writer, producer and lead […]

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The waters of the River Ouse are looking a bit troubled at the moment. A row has broken out between Bedford Rowing Club and the Great Ouse Boating Association over who should have priority over the river: you can read about it here. The rowers are objecting to a proposal to introduce punting to the […]

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So, at last – after two long years of disappointment and frustration – I finally had my first win. Anyone who’s been following Girl on the River will know what a big deal this is for me, for it’s been a long time in coming. It was, in fact, the first race of any sort […]

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A typical day involves me sending out probably hundreds of emails, mostly work-related but also to friends and family. Not today, though. Today I shall be mostly using the telephone: my good, old-fashioned BT landline. Why’s that? Well, I’ll let the amazing John Bishop explain:     So there you have it. If you’ve got […]

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