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Tips for holding an AGM via Zoom

This time last year we held our club’s AGM at the local rugby club because our club was under water. We thought that was a bit radical and far...

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Pulling together through lockdown

This is a time like no other. With Covid-19 still posing a threat to health, and lockdown still posing a threat to livelihoods, it’s hardly surprising if everyone’s feeling...

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Christmas gifts for rowers – over £100

Maybe there’s someone really special in your life – someone for whom you really want to push the boat out. If you’re lucky enough to have survived this year...

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Christmas gifts for rowers – under £99

We’ve had our gentle paddle with gifts under £25. And now that we’re all nicely warmed up, it’s time to move into the mid-range, steady state gifts under £99...

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Christmas Gifts for Rowers – under £25

I know, I know! It’s early. By my standards, so early it’s unheard of. But 2020 isn’t like other years. We need to take any opportunity we can find...

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The seven secret weapons that got me through my 100K challenge

My 100K in 30 days challenge was always going to be just that – a challenge. An average of 3.3k per day over 30 days doesn’t sound like much...

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100K in 30 days – my erg challenge for Breast Cancer Now

100K in 30 days? On the erg? What is this madness? Well, as most of you know, two years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was startling...

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Rowers United to Save the Planet – come join me!

Whatever happened to the environment? It’s not so very long ago that the climate emergency was front and central of the news agenda, but inevitably it’s been pushed aside...

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And she’s back on the river

For most of lockdown I’d surprised myself by not minding the break from rowing too much. I was so distracted by the enormity of the pandemic – and by...

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No regatta? No problem. My 60km charity challenge

One of the inevitable casualties of Covid-19 is our annual regatta, always held on the May bank holiday weekend (it would have been this coming weekend). Sad though it...

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Life in lockdown – the weird new normal

More than a month into lockdown, most of us have settled down into some kind of rhythm. There’s definitely a new normal – it no longer feels weird to...

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Training when the rowing club is closed

Training when the rowing club is closed – and when there’s nothing in the diary to train for – is a massive challenge. One of the great things about...

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