Olympic Silver Medallist Karen Bennett Athlete Highlight
Posted: 15 June 2020
Image by Naomi Baker
There has been plenty of time to reflect on things recently. I’ve taken the time to think and briefly write about my time in the GB rowing team in the build up to the Rio Olympics.
In May 2015 I managed to get invited to train with the GB Womens team. That summer I gained a lot of experience racing, as a spare pair at 2 World Cups then a 4- at the World Championships where I won a silver medal. Coming back after the Worlds in 2015 I was very aware it was going to be an extremely tough year to get myself into an Olympic boat. There were a lot of strong and talented women around. The 8+ had placed 4th at the 2015 World Championships which meant they qualified the boat for the Olympics. I knew there was scope for me in that boat and that was the goal.
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Scottish Rowing Q&A Series Part 3: Olympians
Posted: 12 June 2020
In the latest instalment of the Scottish Rowing Q&A Series we are joined by three Scottish Rowing icons, who collectively have represented Great Britain at every Olympic Games dating back to Barcelona 1992.
Join Lee Boucher and guest host, Scottish Rowing Board member and Olympian Dot Roberts (1992, 1996, 2000) as we speak with Olympians Dame Katherine Grainger DBE (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) and Heather Stanning OBE (2012, 2016) about their experiences taking up and progressing through the sport, what it is like competing on the world stage and how they have been adjusting to life after rowing on Monday 15th June 7pm.
The Q&A will be held via Zoom for members that sign up through the Azolve membership system, you will receive an invitation by email. The session will also be streamed live on the Scottish Rowing Facebook page.
What is Scottish Rowing doing to promote diversity and inclusion?
Posted: 11 June 2020
Following recent anti-racist campaigns online and protests across the UK we have been asked by some of our clubs what Scottish Rowing is doing to promote diversity and inclusion in our sport and felt it was important to answer this question and share the response with all our members.
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Scottish Rowing Covid-19 Update – First Minister’s Statement 28th May 2020
Posted: 28 May, 2019
Scottish Rowing welcomes the First Minister’s announcement that Scotland is now moving to Phase 1 of the route map and in particular the inclusion of the extension to the current daily exercise guidelines to include certain outdoor sport activities.
We have been working closely with sportscotland and other Scottish Governing bodies of sport to work up our plans for how rowing activities can return as the lockdown eases and will continue to work closely with them over the coming weeks.
We are now able to publish our detailed guidance for Phase 1 which sets out the conditions under which rowing can take place and ensures participants who are able to row can do so safely and in accordance with the Scottish Government Guidelines. This Guidance can be found on our Covid-19 Phase 1 Guidance page.
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Covid-19 Update - Scottish Rowing statement following First Minister's Announcement- 21st May 2020
Posted: 21 May 2020
Scottish Rowing is pleased to be able to provide an update on the proposals for a phased return to sport following the First Minister’s Statement today and welcomes the publication of “Covid-19: A Framework for Decision Making, Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis”.
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Posted: 19 May 2020
Scottish Rowing is sad to report the death of Martin Cowie on 4th May in London where he had lived for a number of years.
Martin learned to row at Nithsdale ARC and represented the Scotland Rowing Team at the 1999 Home International Regatta in the JM2- and JM4-. He went on to attend Heriot Watt University and played a key role in development of the boat club in the early 2000s.
Scottish Rowing Backs UK Anti-Doping's Call for Additional Anti-Doping Education
Posted: 18 May 2020
Olympic silver medallist, Karen Bennett,and Scottish Rowing are supporting UK Anti-Doping’s ‘Clean in Quarantine’ campaign as part of Clean Sport Week 2020.
The campaign, now in its fourth year, is being supported by a range of National Governing Bodies (NGBs), sports organisations and UK sports stars, who are taking part in several online activities focusing on anti-doping education throughout the week, 18-24 May 2020.
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COVID-19 - An update from the Chief Operating Officer
Posted: 11 May 2020
The latest announcement from the Scottish Government has made it clear that the current lockdown has been extended. Whilst the latest advice has increased the amount of daily exercise permitted, guidance around the type of exercise and travel restrictions remain unchanged. Consequently, there is no change to our current advice to all clubs and members of Scottish Rowing that all rowing activity should be suspended.
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Athlete Highlight - Alan Sinclair
Posted: 6 May, 2020
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” - Robert Burns
4 years ago
After a long, arduous winter of scrutiny - the last winter before the Olympics- I’ve just come 4th with my pairs partner at Olympic trials and pencilled in my name for a seat in the coxless pair at Rio. Little do I know the next 4 months will be the most stressful of my life, all to prove that we are good enough to compete at the Games.
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Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID-19
Posted: 5 May, 2020
Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann will be balancing her GB Rowing Team training with rounds on the ward as she heads back to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. GB rower Polly, who graduated as a doctor from the University of Edinburgh back in July 2019, will be spending the next three months working as an interim foundation year doctor at a hospital near her home in Scotland.
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