UK Rowing

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And Make It to the Other Side!)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Tom Caulfield

It took 18 months of rigorous training, serious determination, plenty of conversations defending our 'crazy' idea, and several close shaves out in the open - but somehow we made it...

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And Got a Bit More Than They Bargained For)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Sport
Tom Caulfield

It's weird what the ocean does to your mind. We started out having some pretty insane dreams - sleep deprivation will do that to you. Ironically, we most commonly dreamt that we were stuck in the middle of a vast ocean with no-one else around. Then we'd wake up and think, 'Oh wait, that's actually happening'. Emotionally it's a rollercoaster.

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And They Only Learned to Row a Year Ago)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Tom Caulfield

It's been a pretty punchy start, we're both shattered, muscles are screaming for a rest but we need to keep on heading South and pick up some better weather. Some days are hot and calm, and it feels like we are rowing through treacle. But Bieber's on repeat and banter is high - no complaints here. So far so good.

Olympic Rower Saves Drowning Boy Who Said 'I'm 7, I'm Too Young To Die'

PA | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Sport

Former Olympic rower James Cracknell has said he is "so proud" of his son Croyde after they rescued a drowning grandfather and grandson at a beach.The...

The Crossing: My Life Changing Adventure

Ashley Wilson | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Ashley Wilson

This month I set off to row 3,600 miles across the Indian Ocean. In history, there have only been four successful attempts by a rowing pair. But the question I am asked most often is, 'why'? The answer is, 'because I can'! But of course like most things in life, it's not quite as simple as that. Let me explain...

The 2015 Boat Race Legacy - Let's Get Women Rowing!

Lara Debenham | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lara Debenham

The boat race might not quite be the Olympics, but as the buzz from the race dies down, I'm hoping it leaves a legacy of its own. I hope that it encourages women to look at rowing in a new light, maybe even give it a go! As those women proved, rowing isn't just for men.

These Four Women Are Rowing Over 8,000 Miles For Charity

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of women set off on Monday on a grueling journey across the Pacific, in a quest to row thousands of miles for charity. The women, dubbed t...

State School to Pick Pupils on Rowing Ability - Why Your School Should Do the Same

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

I encourage any school to dare to be, be that school that offers challenges for their pupils to conquer, the school that prepares children for the world as well as their GCSEs. Creating the employees and employers you want to work with won't be solely done in the isolation of a classroom, nobody said "go work for her, she was great at GCSE physics".

Why University Sports So Aren't Worth It

Cristina Criddle | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cristina Criddle

University sports teams are everywhere. A firm believer in the healthy body, healthy mind mantra, I turned up at the sports freshers push with open arms only to be confronted by almost comical stereotypes. Boxing babes brandishing gloves, tennis totty trying to grab your attention, and water polo wonders in Speedos - that's enough.

Oxford Have Lighter Crew Than Cambridge For Upcoming Boat Race (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Sport

Defending champions Oxford unveiled a lighter crew but one with plenty of experience at the weigh-in for the 160th Boat Race with Cambridge. Three ...

This Adventure, Which Has Touched So Many People, Is Drawing to a Close

Claire Birch | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Birch

This adventure has touched so many thousands of people. As the end approaches and the boys get closer to us, I feel that I am also getting a little bit closer to them on some aspects of their experience, albeit wrapped in a soft duvet with a glass of cool orange juice at my side!

Two Hours in the Life of an Atlantic Rower

Dan Howie | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

Since setting off in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge nearly seven weeks ago, we have been rowing continuously in two-hour shifts - essentially our lives have been Eat. Sleep. Row. Repeat. for almost two months. The only time this ceased was when a violent storm during the first ten days of the crossing meant we were unable to row at all.

It's Been an Eventful Week Including Whales, a Full Moon and Requests for Lobster

Claire Birch | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Birch

Over the next couple of days I will start preparing to fly to Antigua to meet the boys. I can hardly believe that we are now anticipating their finish - on the one hand it seems like they set off on this adventure yesterday, but on the other hand it has also felt like a (very traumatic) eternity!

Flying Into the Final Quarter

Dan Howie | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

We have been busy gobbling up the nautical miles - and they tasted good! The end now feels like it's in sight, as the first crew has crossed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge finish line to win the race in 41 days, two hours and 38 minutes. Huge congratulations to Locura Rows the Atlantic!

Corporate Social Responsibility for the Digital Age

Adrian Moxley | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Moxley

Today's business landscape is increasingly transparent, meaning that the pressure is on for companies to demonstrate accountability. Thanks to the rise of social media, companies are more visible to consumers than ever before; information can spread quickly and virally.

Reaching the Halfway Point With a Barnacle-Free Bottom

Dan Howie | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

The weather has finally picked up and is blowing us in the right direction. Happy days! We have clocked up some decent miles over the last few days an...

The Best Christmas Present I Could Wish For!

Claire Birch | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Sport
Claire Birch

This Christmas was my first without my 21-year-old son, Luke, who is currently half-way across the Atlantic in a tiny rowing boat. He and his best friend Jamie (the 2 Boys in a Boat) are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and if they complete the race they will break the world record for the youngest team to row the Atlantic.

Christmas Wishes and an Update From the Atlantic!

Dan Howie | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

Reaching Christmas Day is a huge milestone for us mentally... It was very hard to spend Christmas away from loved ones, but we managed to get through the day by reminding ourselves that Christmas is not just a time for being with family and opening presents, it's also a time to think of people less fortunate than yourself.

No Sooner Had We Settled Into Life on the Ocean Waves a Storm Hit - and What a Storm It Was...

Dan Howie | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

We have been crossing the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge for almost two weeks now, and what an eventful few days it has been! The race began with fantastic weather, and at one point we were lying in second position, which is a huge achievement - we were ecstatically happy!

It's Hard Thinking of Them Trying to Be Brave as the Atlantic Tosses Their Tiny Boat All Over the Place

Claire Birch | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Claire Birch

Just over a week ago my 21 year old son Luke and his best friend Jamie (the 2 Boys in a Boat), started the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge- a 3,000 mile rowing race across the Atlantic. If they complete the race they will break the world record for the youngest team to row the Atlantic.

And We're Off! The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Has Begun

Dan Howie | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013/14 has begun! We're now 48 hours into the race and we're lying in third place so far. Its early days but we've had a good start and above all, it's an amazing feeling to finally be out in the Atlantic after two years of preparation and training.

This Christmas My Son Will be Rowing the Atlantic for Breast Cancer Care

Claire Birch | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Birch

Today my 21-year-old son, Luke Birch, sets off with his best friend, Jamie Sparks, on a huge challenge. They will attempt to break the world record for the youngest pair to row across the Atlantic.

Why I Am Rowing Across the Atlantic, and Why You Can Do It Too

Jamie Sparks | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Sparks

This Christmas, I won't be eating turkey with my family, unwrapping presents and watching panto. I'll be eating dehydrated power food, wrestling with an oar, and watching nothing but the endless waves of the Atlantic ocean.

IN PICTURES: The Battle Of The Sexes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

After the women's boat club at Warwick University caused a storm with their naked calendar, the men's rowing team decided it was their turn for some a...

The Start of the GB Rowing Season

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

It's my fourth week back training, in what is a forty nine week campaign. Last season ended at the start of September with a fifth place in the GB men's four at the World Rowing Championships, a respectable but not electrifying end to the season...