Girl on the River’s ultimate wild swimming kit list

Girl on the River’s ultimate wild swimming kit list

  In the last few months I've been taking every opportunity I can to plunge myself into cold bodies of water. I've swum in the River Usk, two spots on the River Wye and even in a sailing lake in the Cotswolds and I'm planning a few British sea swims later in the...

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What do Rowers Wear Under their AIO?

What do Rowers Wear Under their AIO?

It was just a regular Thursday afternoon when I accidentally split the rowing community in two. All I did was tweet a fleeting thought that had passed through my mind, little imagining that the next 24 hours would be taken up in a flurry of intense notifications,...

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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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