Tag Archives: rowing

How to predict your crew’s 2k score (in 20 seconds)

2k erg, rowing test, ergo score

I’m not a great believer in predictions, especially when it comes to human effort. There’s too many variables that come into play. Yet, I sincerely believe in “edu-guessing” (making educated guesses) that get close to reality. That holds true when trying to a predict a team’s 2k erg scores. How to predict a team’s 2k […]

Vesta Member *screams* at HORR

The Cancer Research UK Boat Races

Jock McKerrell a member at Vesta Rowing Club, Putney, writes in Row360 about the crazy date situation for the 2018 Tideway Eights head races and the Boat Race. THE FUTURE OF THAMES TIDEWAY RACES FOR EIGHTS? There are three head of the river races run on the Thames tideway between Chiswick and Putney on weekends […]

Top Rowing Moments from 2017

Thanks to Martin Cross who recorded his Best Rowing Moments from 2017 10 – Tom Barras GBR Single Sculler at Sarasota World Rowing Championships 9 – Hungarian 2+ Coxed pair vs Australians – finish at World Champs 8 – Irish lightweight mens pair LM2- Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll sensational high rating 7 – Final of […]

Still No Sign of the Planned Cambridge Rowing Lake

The Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, founded by the same committee who manage the Milton Country Park, was established with the aim of building a £25 million outdoor sports complex. The Cambridge Sport Lakes, as they were to be known, were to provide 220 acres of green recreational space for leisure and competition. Yet there has […]

A story of scull versus sweep

Great Eight, 2014 HOCR, Scullers beat Sweepers

From a question on Quora – Is it better for a collegiate rowing hoipeful to row year round or to play other sports to show athletic ability? My perspective is that if you want to improve both your strength and your oarsmanship, learn to scull. Most good scullers can beat rowers in a sweep boat. […]

Medals for Coaches?

Should we give medals to rowing coaches?

Should we give medals to coaches as well as athletes? Rachel Hooper gives her view (first published here) This summer saw coaches at the athletics world championships being awarded medals alongside their athletes for the first time. It’s certainly a nice gesture to recognise their efforts but at elite level, but it also  takes a […]

Sculling Makes Sweep Rowers Faster

Olaf Tufte on Twitter

We’re Going to Say We Told You So  is a wonderful archive article by Troy Howell on his grumpy-old-coach-blog, Sculling and Stuff Like It. It was written in 2014 at the Head of the Charles when the Great8 beat all comers in the championship event – this was a crew comprising 8 of the top […]

The Pathway to Paralympic representation

NZ Paralympics. pathway model, community sport, Olympics,

Rachel Froggatt from Paralympics New Zealand talks about how the pathway from community awareness of sport participation for people of disability through to international representation is tough.  Tough all the way. Funding for the parts “That matter” is not available at all for community awareness and community development and only partially available for the Paralympic […]

What is a ‘competitve’ rower?

rowing competitors, south africa rowing,

Andrea Buch writes I am looking for insights:  How does your club define ‘Competitive Masters’? What does it mean to be ‘a competitor’?  The more mature I get as an athlete, and the more athletes I encounter when I coach, the more intrigued I am by this question. There has been a softening in my […]