Wild swimming workshop – a river-lover’s dream

Wild swimming workshop – a river-lover’s dream

It was only a matter of time before Girl on the River became Girl IN the River. I'm not talking about capsizing here - though admittedly I've had the occasional dip that way as well - but actual, voluntary, full-body immersion in the river, by way of a wild swimming...

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Erganuary – my new year mission

Erganuary – my new year mission

Forget Dry January. Forget Veganuary. Here at Girl on the River I'm bucking the trend and devoting  the month of January to my old frenemy, the ergometer with a mission I'm calling Erganuary. In a sudden rush of blood to the head while mooching around the Concept2...

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Christmas gift guide – mid-range to super-generous

Christmas gift guide – mid-range to super-generous

With the stocking fillers covered the other day, it's time to get your wallet out - yes, it's my Christmas gift guide for mid-range to super-generous presents! If you're buying for a rower, then by definition they're worth it, so don't hold back. Here's a fantastic...

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The UK Blog Awards – Girl on the River is celebrating

The UK Blog Awards – Girl on the River is celebrating

It's been many, many months now since you wonderful people voted me into the final of the UK Blog Awards, but at last, on Friday, we had the long-awaited awards ceremony. The first thing I discovered was that I'm really not a red carpet natural.  I arrived dressed to...

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Happy 2017! Looking ahead to a new year

Happy 2017! Looking ahead to a new year

Happy New Year! I hope you are refreshed, in good health and raring to go again – or, at least, not hideously hungover - as we step into the unknown territory of 2017. Despite some dodgy health last month, when a lingering bug revived some of the dreaded M.E./C.F.S....

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The seven things we love most about rowing

The seven things we love most about rowing

2016 has been a dramatic year for many of us, so I thought I'd end it on a positive note. Falling into conversation with a rowing pal about the strong feelings that rowing inspired in us, I realised it was high time I explained our passion on the blog. A quick survey...

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Christmas gift guide for women rowers

Christmas gift guide for women rowers

I've been saving this gift guide for last, as it's got some of my absolute favourite products of all the ones I've featured so far. This is basically my own, personal Christmas wish list (though I'll let you into a secret - I've already sneaked numbers one and five...

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