What the duck? The one where I become a male student…

My experience of rowing as a student was, as I've admitted before, an unedifying one. Disgracefully unfit, often hung over and with an aversion to early mornings, I wasn't cut out for anything remotely energetic. Small wonder that my foray into rowing was nasty,...

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Gig rowing – Girl on the River goes back to the beginning

After a pretty fun summer of rowing, pushing myself out my comfort zone with varying degrees of success, I guess I was starting to feel a tiny bit cocky. OK, so I'd crashed in two races, but I'd also survived a 70km race in a Finnish church boat, a long row on the...

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Well gel – a month of SiS gels

I'm a late convert to gels. I used to find their texture and consistency unappealing and couldn't really see the point of them. Until this year, that is, when I had something of a Damascene conversion. I used them to great effect on our Finnish adventure, refuelling...

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Get your Carswell on! Queen B’s gorgeous sweater

A couple of years ago, when I first discovered the gorgeous rowing kit made by Queen B Athletics, I realised I'd stumbled upon something rather special. Little did I imagine that one day I would have a Queen B piece actually named after me. That was an honour I...

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Ride Skincare – a great sunscreen for rowers

Crikey, it's hot out there! The kind of weather that has fair-skinned types like me scuttling for the shade like a gecko running under a rock. And out on the river, with no shade to be seen and the water reflecting the sun back at you, rowing becomes a pretty...

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