"In sprint rowing, CrossFit and gym enthusiasts may have a thing or two to teach the rowing community."

It is one of the strangest things that, in rowing, sprint distances are yet to be a core part of the sport. When it comes to athletics, cycling, swimming and even can...

"... you should always set the damper through the monitor rather than the lever."

Drag is an interesting subject. We sit down on the indoor rowing machine and what’s one of the first things we do? We choose our resistance level by setting the flywheel damper somewhere b...

April 7, 2019

"If you really put your mind to something, your drive, focus and determination with help you achieve it."

Who is Natasha?

I am a RowLeeds Coach working with the Gorse Boat Club. I grew up in Chester and am now in my 1st Year at Leeds University, studying International Bu...

"The best kids are often those you wouldn't expect."

At the RowLeeds Indoor Champs, athletes accumulate points (and medals and prizes) for podium positions. There are also points for every young rower taking part and double points for relay placings. There will be a sch...

October 26, 2018

"Be yourself, crack the odd joke even if at your own expense, maintain 'discipline' by working them hard."

What would the sport of rowing do without volunteers like Dudley Feather? Not only does Dudley coach at his old school of Prince Henry's School in Otley every week...

October 13, 2018

"I strongly believe that rowing is a sport which is good for both the mind and body but which has largely only been available to a select few."

We first met Lois when she applied to be a volunteer coach as part of the RowLeeds programme early in 2017. A rower, a mentor,...

April 19, 2018

"You never know what you can achieve until you try."

Harriet is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches (applications close 20th April or email srae@rowuk.co.uk if you are interested), we asked Harriet to give...

April 4, 2018

"...people are excited to see you and to take part"

Jonny is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches, we asked Jonny to give us a little insight into what he gets from the Programme, and what he gives. There's...

March 14, 2018

"...I realised the difference I could make, and really got the ‘aspiration raising’ part of the programme"

Kristiana is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches, we asked Kristiana a little about her role and di...

“We love rowing. We want to see people doing it well…”

Only 1 in 20 of all rowing machines in this country are sold to traditional rowing clubs and schools. So much for it being a minority or elitist sport. It’s massive.

At RowUK, we don’t see indoor rowing as a separate...

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