A few months ago, Ruth Gorse student and RowLeeds record holder, Daisy Anderson set a age group national record on the rowing machine. Here she talks about getting into rowing, having fun at the Indoor Champs and finding out how good she might be. Now she's on the GB R...

"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...

"The long-term goal is to see one of our pupils at an Olympic games - aim high!"

In December 2018, Farnley Academy took home one bronze medal at the RowLeeds Indoor Champs. Three months later, at the March Champs, Farnley took home eight medals, including three golds! T...

"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 18, 2017

"Go off as fast as you can and hang on for dear life when it starts hurting"

David Rackstraw is currently top of the Men's RowUK250 Leaderboard with a time of 37.0. Who is he and what are his indoor sprint rowing secrets?

Who are you?

I am David, I'm 35 and a wedding phot...

“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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