The Olympic legacy starts here

The Olympic legacy starts here

It took me a while to realise what was going on as I turned up for my usual Saturday morning row. The car park was full to bursting point and there were people in various approximations of rowing attire swarming everywhere. I glanced out at the river. It was like the...
Rainy day blues

Rainy day blues

It’s raining. Really, properly raining – none of this half-hearted sunshine-and-showers business. No, in keeping with the economic mood of the country, it’s just steady, wet stuff teeming relentlessly down – enough to have me checking...
Rowing in healthy shape

Rowing in healthy shape

Good news, in an otherwise gloomy worldwide picture. We may be facing a global economic crisis, but it’s not stopping people from taking up a sport that’s always had a reputation for being elitist and expensive. British Rowing announced yesterday that its...