Entries by Jen Offord from 09/2012

Train Wreck

| Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Sport

So where to start? What can I achieve that won't make me vomit and doesn't require too much effort (because I think we can all agree that this is the spirit of an elite athlete)? Running is simply out of the question, so I start with a swim, because swimming's easy, right?

Joining In

| Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Sport

The only time I have ever tried rowing was at a hen party a few years ago. The primary objective during this outing was to avoid being capsized or otherwise drenched by the Naughty Sisters' boat.

The Canoe Sprint

| Posted 09.17.2012 | UK Sport

Continuing last week's watery, paddle-y, boat-y theme, Sunday saw me and a couple of desperately hungover companions take to a reservoir in Hackney, perhaps a slightly incongruous setting, for some gentle canoeing.

Badminton

| Posted 09.17.2012 | UK Sport

Last week, I went on a bit of a holiday. But there's no rest for the wicked, nor for those attempting to have a crack at every single Olympic sport, so I return with more tales of my sporty exploits, for which I know you will be grateful now that the actual real Olympics are over and we have to go back to talking about the economy, winter and all other things depressing.

Archery

| Posted 09.24.2012 | UK Sport

No one was more surprised than me that I did actually manage to undertake some sporting activities last week, but I've yet to report back on my holiday activities in full, and as an historian (if you count a 2.2 in Contemporary History from the University of Sussex as qualification of this) I have huge respect for chronology.