What to expect at the Vets’ Head

What to expect at the Vets’ Head

(Pic by Ben Rodford, ridiculous editing by me) With just two Vets’ Heads under my belt, I’m hardly a world-weary, battle-scarred war horse. I do, however, remember vividly what it’s like to race on the Boat Race championship course for the first...
Rowing: a sport for old-timers?

Rowing: a sport for old-timers?

One of the great and unexpected joys of rowing is the fact that at 40-*cough*-something I am considered a bit of a spring chicken. In a largely veteran squad, the prize hens (if you’ll let me stretch the metaphor just a little further) are those who can push the...
The duffers’ guide to masters rowing

The duffers’ guide to masters rowing

It all started, as these things do, with some idle Twitter chat with Matthew Pinsent about masters rowing categories. “Went rowing with duffers this morning”, announced Pinsent. “Define duffers,” demanded Girl on the River (extra coxing duties...