Jurgen Grobler GB Rowing Team Open Men's Head Coach says he has 'big respect' for Lt Pete Reed OBE on his return to rowing. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Triple gold Reed returns to rowing - British Rowing

Look who's back at Caversham training. Welcome 'home' Pete Reed OBE, three-times Olympic Champion, who is returning to rowing.
Look who's back at Caversham training. Welcome 'home' Pete Reed OBE, three-times Olympic Champion, who is returning to rowing.
It's a New Year but a "familiar face" was at Caversham training officially for the first time yesterday. Yes, three-times Olympic Champion Pete Reed OBE, is returning to rowing after a post-Rio break. Welcome back Pete!
If you are winding down to Christmas and want to rekindle that lovely warm and golden glow from Rio. There are worse things that you could do than watch this round up of the golden moments at the 2016 Games: [ Bbc.co.uk Link ].

From Nick Hope and a lot of other talented athlete-presenters

Review, 2016: Gold Rush in Rio

Jurgen Grobler on life outside rowing, why he chose rowing, what the future holds. Good interview here: [ Row-360.com Link ]

Jürgen Grobler on life and rowing - Row360

After Lauren Rowles' nomination over the weekend for SPOTY's Young Person Award, comes the news that Pamela Relph has been listed in the global top 50 'moments' of 2016. She's in the charts at no.36 as the first rower to win two consecutive gold medals. Lots of good information about her career on the IPC website: [ Bit.ly Link ]

No. 36 Pamela Relph makes rowing history

Congrats to Lauren Rowles Paralympic Champion on your nomination for BBC SPOTY's Young Sports Person of the Year. Personality and success! We'll be rooting for you. Here is Lauren pictured front right as part of GB Rowing Team 's most successful Paralympic Games team of all time.
Heather Stanning has called time on a fab rowing career. Thanks British Army for your support. Good luck Heather! [ Ow.ly Link ]

Heather Stanning announces retirement - British Rowing

Legend Sam Townsend! We'll miss you but bet you won't miss Assessments like this weekend. Best of luck in new role [ Ow.ly Link ]

Sam Townsend retires to take up Radley College role - British Rowing

Future stars and 2016 World medallists will race this w/end Boston Rowing Club in the GB Rowing Team Winter Assessment [ Ow.ly Link ]

It's all about setting a marker, says Piggott - British Rowing

Don't miss out on the chance to win a GBRT coaching session and signed kit - sign up for the 2016 British Rowing indoor championships by 5pm today!
Lovely to see GB Rowing Team Jurgen Grobler short-listed for a lifetime achievement award. Find out more here [ Ow.ly Link ]
Through the Sons of the Thames Rowing Club we've heard about the plight of some of our rowing colleagues in Plovdiv where we have trained and raced in the past. Visit their page to find out more.

Sons of the Thames Rowing Club

Don't forget that entries close on Thursday for the GB Rowing Team's 1st Winter Assessment of 2016-17. Here's all the info you need...

Senior & U23 Trials - British Rowing

Between them Katherine Grainger, Frances Houghton and Jess Eddie have competed at 13 Olympic Games and won nine medals. All three are on an 18-strong shortlist for the Team GB Athletes' Commission, looking to ensure that the athletes’ voice is at the heart of everything the organisation does.

Rowing stars named among nominees for the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission | Team GB

The GB Rowing Team Start programme that produced double Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning is testing at the University of Bath tomorrow for potential stars of the future - think you have what it takes? [ Britishrowing.org Link ]
It's been another great weekend at the British Rowing Senior Championships with a Rio 2016 medallist and a host of potential Tokyo 2020 stars among those to strike gold in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Report and reaction here:

Record-breaking weekend of racing at Senior Championships 2016 - British Rowing

The semi-finals have been completed at the British Rowing Senior Championships - not long now until we find out who will be going home with the medals in the women's and men's eights, and the women's and men's quads!
ParalympicsGB legend Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson was on hand to present the medals to the para-rowers who competed at the British Rowing Championships today. Scott Jones took gold ahead of Kingsley Okoroafor in the arms-shoulders single scull, Sophie Brown won the women's trunk-arms single scull and Ekow Otoo claimed the men's trunk-arms single scull title.