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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 just¬†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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With the festive thang still going strong chez Girl on the River, I have more Christmas goodies for you! This time it’s a Crewroom beanie worth ¬£12, and there are two up for grabs so you have even more chance of winning.   I’m a big fan of the hat for winter rowing (and coxing, […]

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Girl on the River is in a pretty festive mood this year.

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A rummage through the Girl on the River archives unearthed an old post about health and fitness Twitter stereotypes. I thought it might be fun to run it again and to add a couple at the end to bring it up to date. Can you recognise yourself? 1. The Caveman This tweeter is All Man […]

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Exciting news, river-lovers! Girl on the River has made the finals in the Bloggers’ Lounge Blog Awards 2014, in the health and fitness category. That means I’ve been chosen by the judges as one of the top five health and fitness bloggers, so as you can imagine I’m pretty damned pleased. It doesn’t end there, […]

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It had been a long time in coming. 35 long, hard, disappointing races, to be precise. But when the Monmouth boat crossed the line in the final of the WD4+ at Ross Regatta yesterday all the blood, sweat and tears finally melted away. There it was. We had won. Actually won. Nobody stepped forward to […]

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By rights I shouldn’t really be smiling. At the end of two hard races, I came home empty-handed from yesterday’s British Masters’ Champs (better known as Nat Vets), and that’s something that would normally have me sobbing gently as I licked my wounds.

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I am incredibly flattered to have been shortlisted for the Rowperfect Rowing Blogger of the Year awards. Each week another great rowing blog seems to pop up, so I am more delighted than ever to have made the shortlist. Especially as it’s in the athlete category. Alongside, you know, Proper Athletes. The other two bloggers […]

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