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We had an awesome RowingChat today about the history of international British Women’s rowing. Jo Toch, Pauline Bird, … read more

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We had an awesome RowingChat today about the history of international British Women’s rowing. Jo Toch, Pauline Bird, Kate Grose all rowed for Great Britain and Helena Smalman-Smith is a rowing historian of the period.  We have collated timestamps for the key points we covered during the interview.  Below is a link to watch the video on YouTube or Listen on SoundCloud.  Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and, continue to tell your friends about RowingChat.

01:00 Introductions and personal background in rowing 05:00 The “average” training week for internationals in 70s, 80s and 90s.10:00 Personal pathways to international representation 13:00 Selecting club crews to be international representatives 17:00 What would you do differently if you had your time again internationally? 20:00 Racing the Eastern Block and drug taking in rowing 24:00 What has rowing lost now it’s professional? 35:00 Which coach was most influential in your development?  Steve Gunn, Martin Fordham, John “Dickie” Bird, Bill Stagg, Daniel Topolski, Christopher George, Rosie Mayglothline, Bob Michaels 43:00 Stories of Amy Gentry and Eve Gould – the leaders who established British Womens Rowing

48:00 Memories of Beryl Crockford

Watch Womens Rowing in UK RowingChat on YouTube

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About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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