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I suppose it was inevitable after all the excitement of last week. I’ve heard the Monday after Henley referred to as Black Monday. But nothing quite prepared me for the crash that came after the high. I was fine, in fact, until I got back on the river. But having seen at close hand how […]

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Rowing gets a bad rap. It has a reputation for being elitist, posh and swanky. And I’ll be the first to admit that with the dominance of public schools in junior rowing and the blue chip businesses that swarm around its events, it’s not hard to see why. Yet if I learned one thing this […]

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There’s nothing like racing to make you feel positively adolescent in your emotions. Elation. Deflation. Anticipation. Fear. Hope. Disappointment. Joy. Despair. Envy. Frustration. It’s a giant melting pot of swirling feelings, actions and reactions – the worst and the best that it’s possible to experience. Goodness only knows how actual adolescents cope with it. Anyway, […]

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In the five years I’ve been writing Girl on the River, I’ve shied away from collaborations. Sure, I’ve done product reviews, but I’ve never felt it was quite right to go into any kind of long-term relationship with any company. Nobody felt quite right, or quite up to scratch. Until, that is, I discovered Queen […]

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As you’re probably aware, I like to keep things non-political at Girl on the River. But I’m going to make an exception when it comes to this week’s Iowa caucus. Amidst all the hoo-haa over the defeat of the Trumpster and the rise of Rubio, there was one real winner in Iowa. Behold Rowing Dude, […]

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After four years of blogging from the river it’s time for a bit of a revamp at Girl on the River, not least because I’m aware this site isn’t mobile-friendly, so it’s off to the drawing board. As in any good relationship, though, I won’t do anything drastic without consulting you first. So I need […]

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This isn’t the first time Bridget has made an appearance at Girl on the River. I first introduced you to her last year when I came up with a list of Christmas gifts for women rowers. At that point I hadn’t met Bridget in person – she was just a cute all-in-one I’d spotted online […]

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  For the last week I’ve been making everyone hate me with photos of my rowing trip to Bellagio, and I couldn’t blame you for being green with envy. I won’t be blogging about this trip as I’m writing it up for everyone’s favourite magazine, Rowing & Regatta, so don’t forget to look out for […]

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There comes a point in every rower’s life when the Rowing World starts to overlap with the Real World. Specifically, your rowing friends meet your normal friends and your secret life as a weirdo-river-lover is exposed. Is there anything scarier than someone announcing, “Ooh, I met someone you row with”? This has happened to me […]

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There’s justĀ under a fortnight until Christmas now, and I am starting to get a bit twitchy about my abject failure to get my Christmas shopping done. If you’re in the same boat and need something for a rower (or indeed a cox or coach) in your life, or if you just need some cheering up […]

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