Arm Impairments

14 Jan

I often assert that rowing is one of the most physically inclusive sports there is. Its curse – of being a full-body strength-cum-endurance sport that has your whole body screaming for oxygen and glucose at once – is also its … Read More »

Leg-Extension Limiter

7 Jan

Most impairments keep the athlete from moving enough, but sometimes the challenge can be moving too much. The fixed seat for PR2 (“TA” or “Trunk and Arm”) rowers is an obvious example. Many PR2 rowers can simply sit on a … Read More »

Zoe Berwick – Million Metre Challenge

1 Jan

Happy New Year 2018! Making New Year’s Resolutions? Maybe something to do with training harder? The Concept 2 Million Metre Challenge – rowing one million metres on a rowing machine in one year – is about the boldest resolution one … Read More »

British Indoor Rowing Championships

14 Dec

Scott Jones 2000m world record The biggest adaptive/pararowing event on the British rowing calendar – British Indoor Rowing Championships set all sorts of high water marks (even without the actual water) for adaptive rowing. The event is one of the … Read More »

PR1 (AS) Capsize Drill

3 Dec

GB PR1 Andy Houghton demonstrating AS capsize on British Rowing website Marlow Rowing Club held one of its periodic capsize drills last month and had a chance to drill three of our fixed seat athletes. Some people think PR1 is … Read More »

Adaptive Seat Catalogue

18 Nov

Marlow sits in the hilltop shadow of its local council, High Wycombe, famous for its chair industry. The nickname for the local football team, the Wycombe Wanderers, is the “Chairboys”. It even boasts a Chair Museum at few miles from … Read More »

Supported Adaptive Double

21 Oct

Adaptive racing has traditionally been a solitary affair. Due to limitations on number of the athletes as well as reconciling diverse impairments, nearly all adaptive regatta events have been in single sculls. Also, due to adaptive rowing still being in … Read More »

Pairs Head

18 Oct

Susannah Barnett and Katinka Ernst of Worcester RC The Pairs Head of the River took the Supported Adaptive 2x event to new lengths. The Supportive Adaptive event has grown in popularity as it extends crew racing into adaptive rowing, makes … Read More »

Bedford Autumn Small Boats Head

12 Oct

Bedford RC advance adaptive rowing in the UK a few more paces with some milestone racing at its Bedford Autumn Small Boats Head. Time Handicapping – The Time Handicap system got pushed to new lengths with its longest race ever … Read More »