Feed on
Posts
Comments

Tag Archive 'racing'

After a tough old year I’ve finally booked a holiday – and goodness knows, I need it. Now, being a sensible and cautious sort, I glanced through the terms and conditions of my travel insurance to see what fun and games I might be allowed to get up to when I’m away. The “acceptable activities” […]

Read Full Post »

The first symptoms appreared as I lay in bed last night, wide awake and twitching. My mind was racing, my heart was thumping and every few minutes my stomach lurched. Thump-lurch, thump-lurch, thump-lurch. I could feel the adrenalin coursing around my body. Exactly a week before my first regatta of the season, I had my […]

Read Full Post »

Forgive me for being indelicate, but I can’t help noticing that with the head season nearly upon us, there’s rather a lot of testosterone in the air. The gentlemen of the rowing world seem to be greeting the prospect of long ergs and distance rows with more than their share of grunting and posturing. The […]

Read Full Post »

Keep it in the family

There are certain things in life that are bound to provoke arguments with your kids. Teaching them to drive is, I’m guessing, right up there. ¬†Choosing a playlist for pretty much any occasion. Offering thoughts on what they’re wearing. But what about rowing? Well, we put this to the test at our latest regatta, with […]

Read Full Post »

Things I learned this weekend

So Ross Regatta has been and gone and my shelf is still empty. It was a bit of a rollercoaster of a weekend; I’m not going to go into the gory details, but if I say it involved my firstborn, a couple of coxing errors, a crash and a disqualification, you’ll understand why I don’t […]

Read Full Post »