A week training in Mallorca with Rannoch

A week training in Mallorca with Rannoch

What a week… The adventure began by towing the boat down to Palma in Mallorca by Land Rover and in convoy with Angus Collins at Rannoch Adventure, who was towing his R45 for training another four man team. 36 hours later we pulled into Barcelona and managed to...
Not everything goes to plan….

Not everything goes to plan….

I wanted to post this to show that not everything is sunshine and rainbows and that sometimes things can and do do go south. I also want to say a huge thank you to Humber Coastguard and to the RNLI who were incredible and helped me out of a tough and potentially...
Performance upgrade

Performance upgrade

So it would appear that after decades of rugby, ultramarathons and Ironman races, all the training had finally taken its toll. After a knee reconstruction and partial replacement in 2014, my foot was now causing me “significant” pain when I was rowing. In...
WhiteRows first outing in Yorkshire

WhiteRows first outing in Yorkshire

After launching WhiteRows off Hornsea Beach at high tide, courtesy of Hornsea Inshore Rescue I took the boat out to sea, helped by the outgoing tide. Turning the boat 90 degrees I rowed her up the Yorkshire coast toward Bridlington, taking the opportunity to practice...
Technique is everything

Technique is everything

So my rowing technique is pants. Had some really great support from @gusbarton and spotted some major technique errors. Plenty to work on…Spine bent, heels elevated and hips too far forward. Too much hip flexion…this is not going to get me across the...
Pull Tuesday

Pull Tuesday

45 minutes of pure pain on the daily foam roller followed by Tuesdays push/pull...