It must be bad enough going through your adult life sharing your name with a loud and uber-famous Hollywood actor – you spend your entire time explaining to people that you’re “not that Robin Williams”. A bit like happening to be called Tom Hanks or Brad Pitt but not beingthat Tom / Brad. But rowing [...]
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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 M25 at rush hour. [...]
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 periodically that the house isn’t leaking. Of course we need it – water levels are a bit alarming – [...]
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 membership figures rose by a heartening 2,000 in 2011. Thanks to programmes like [...]