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So Sony have introduced headphones for rowers, as demonstrated in this (admittedly quite cool) video: I have to say I think this is one of the craziest ideas I’ve heard in a long time. I suppose, in the interests of balance, I should acknowledge that even at the best of times I’m not a fan […]

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I love hearing from my readers almost as much as I love rowing. I’ve had emails from rowers all around the world, from Kansas and Canada to Australia and Aberystwyth, and I love the idea of an international rowing community all held together by river-love and pain. Today I had an email from a British […]

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The river is not safe. Be warned

Rowers everywhere (and especially on the Thames): do not go out on the water without watching this. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This video was brought to you by the fantastic students at Cheney Falcon RC. Show them your support with whatever you can spare.

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So yesterday we heard from some lightweight rowers about their quest to stay strong and stay trim. But what about the rest of us? Let’s face it; in the real world, most of us aren’t lightweight and most of us have to devote large amounts of our time to jobs and families. But wait! All […]

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The best wellies for rowing

Like many rowers, I spend a fair bit of time wading around in the river and, like many rowers, I’m a little bit obsessed by wellies. Needless to say, I’ve developed some fairly strong views on what wellies (or rain boots, as I believe my American friends call them) are the best for rowing. First […]

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What a lovely pair

There are two things I really, really want to achieve in rowing this summer season (in addition to nailing my first win). The first is to get out in a single scull (though not until the water warms up a lot). The second is to try rowing in a pair. For rowing virgins out there, […]

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Spread the love

As it’s Valentine’s Day, I’m going to be inviting you to share the love a little today. No, not a mass, online love-in. No garage-forecourt-flowers, chocolates or teddies, either. Just a heart-felt plea to be a little kinder to your fellow athletes. I can’t help noticing that there’s the rivalry that naturally exists between different […]

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It was a while into my appointment before I came clean. I was having my shoulder looked at, having injured it lifting some bad-ass weights which were, frankly, too heavy for me (I’d been showing off; I can’t deny it). Finally I came out with it. “I’m… a rower”. “Ah”, said the osteopath. “And how […]

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Sitting in a business meeting with my bleeding knuckles a scarlet accessory to my painted nails, I couldn’t help but question the sanity of a sport that inflicts so much pain and discomfort. So other sports might bring on a bit of stiffness and breathlessness, but few of them involve anything as hardcore as rowing, […]

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Just found this interesting and thought you might, too: the GB team’s efforts to stay injury-free. Now, for those of us who don’t row at international level, dealing with every little niggle straight away is a luxury we can’t always afford, but I do think there’s something even the cronkiest club rower can take away […]

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