Category Archives: Student

Top 5 Reasons Why Competitive Sport Is Important in Education

Guest Post Are you still not sure if you should do competitive sports? Actually, such a type of sport can influence any individual a lot, especially when it comes to education. Here, you can find the top 5 reasons why competitive sport is important in education and why it can be beneficial to you. Find […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 5)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is the 5th and final part of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 2)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 2 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 3)

The Rowing Mind - Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This is part three of Katherine Sparks’ blog series on “The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure”. Katie is an ESRC-funded sport psychology doctoral student at the University of Birmingham. She is a lover of all things rowing-related, as well as a passionate writer working to bridge the gap between academia and practice (read part […]

When is the best age for kids to start rowing?

We have received a question in our social media some time ago. A concerned parent was wondering: When is the best age for kids to start rowing in a club? Can they even participate at a regatta? Many parents do not consider rowing as the first choice sport for their children. They are not aware […]

University Rowing – Free Regatta Trip to China

We know it from the UK, from the USA and from New Zealand, Universtiy rowing is a great way of competing. “The sight of foreign university crews on Chinese waters is becoming a regular feature as the sport takes hold on campuses across the nation.With more than 15 universities nestled along the shores of the […]

One stroke decision: Why did I decide to choose rowing?

Don’t you sometimes wonder why you have stated rowing? Why did you start and is it worth to go through all the pain and unpleasant exercise? Some days ago, I question my decision to row, again. Not my previous experiences, or the likelihood that future conversations will be centered on the effect rowing has had […]

Be Prepared and the Best Cox Possible – A Coach’s Perspective

Well, the head races are on and the cox in these boat finds himself in challenging positions: Motivating the team. And coxing the crew for more than 25 minutes. Important enough to remind you on a few things  The Basics in Coxing: When in doubt, WEIGH ENOUGH, RUDER HALT, EASY OAR!!! I can’t stress the importance of this. If […]

Get ready for the new season

get ready, new rowing season preparation

Hooray it’s time to go rowing again!  In the northern hemisphere the autumn is time to get going in big boats ready for fall head racing and long distance training. But wait, your rowing club needs work first The equipment maintenance plan is essential to do first – before anything else. So set about organising […]

Happy New Rowing Year

New year 2018, Rowing year 2018

Hey every Northern Hemisphere reader – it’s the start of the 2018-19 rowing season.  Summer break is over.  School and work are kickstarting for the autumn. Get back into rowing shape Hopefully your summer break was fun, relaxing and didn’t include lots of training.  But we all know that autumn training means long distances and […]