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
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 ]
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.
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.
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:
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.