Category Archives: rowing

“I’ve been in a boat 11 days and I’m gonna win” – Olympic medal hope Graeme Thomas on how he started rowing

Graeme Thomas is remarkably calm and confident as he prepares to make his Olympic debut in Rio, aiming for Great Britain’s first ever Olympic medal in the men’s quad scull. I spoke to the 27-year-old from Preston when the team … Continue reading

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What’s The Rowlup all about?

Four months ago, I sent the following draft for a rowing blog to a friend who runs clothing company Hugga. He was looking for a feature to bring regular traffic to the company website and I was looking to do … Continue reading

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What was your #rowingmoment2012 ?

After an outstanding year of rowing, it’s tough to pick just one moment out as better than the rest. Katherine Grainger’s victory with Anna Watkins would probably edge it for me as the pick of the Olympic regatta, just ahead … Continue reading

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My highlights from the summer of sport

As the nights draw in and the weather worsens, the glowing summer of sport already seems a long time ago. The video montages will display the headlines and big names but – like no British summer before it – the … Continue reading

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More from Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter is the latest interviewee for the rowers’ roots series I’ve been writing for Rowing & Regatta magazine. As always, there were plenty more words available after the interview – at Poplar Blackwell & District RC back in March … Continue reading

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Braced for Boat Race week

Last week in a charity auction, a single seat on a launch following this year’s Boat Race was sold at auction for £500. By that mark, I’ve had few thousand pounds-worth over the last few years but this time I … Continue reading

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Katherine Grainger in her own words

The latest Rowing & Regatta magazine, which came out on Monday, features a 1,600-word feature on Katherine Grainger’s roots; her route from reluctant recreational rower to four-time Olympian. The original commission was for 800 words but I had to ask … Continue reading

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Women’s Boat Race announcement – highlights and reaction

There were hints here and there over the last few days but for many, the news that the Women’s Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge will gain parity with the men’s event in 2015 came as a shock when Rachel … Continue reading

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GB Rowing media melee

Last Friday brought the first media day of the year for the Great Britain rowing team, exactly six months out from the start of London 2012. The buzz was reflected by the 106 journalists in attendance. As one regular attendee … Continue reading

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How will Olympic sport fare in 2013?

With the start of London 2012 still half a year away, many Olympic sports already enjoy the highest profile they ever have in the UK, and that will only get bigger as the year progresses. When the Games were awarded … Continue reading

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