Concept2 News and Blog
The biggest news for this month is that we have been given an old George Sims coxed pair clinker type for our 100km race in Amsterdam. It was given to us by Sudbury rowing club. It is in need of quite a bit of TLC but already it is looking much better as we have cleaned off the moss and dirt that had accumulated on it. Now we just need to sand off the old varnish, repair a few splits and varnish h… Read full post
A very exciting week for team Fourbirdsaboating. Monday night was our official launch event at the Regal Picture House in Henley-On-Thames. We had a great turn out with well over 100 people of all ages, ranging from river rowers, Olympic rowers, ocean rowers, rowing clubs, our fitness trainers from Purestretch Studio and Urban Fitness gym, local people, neighbours, friends, family, as well as regu… Read full post
I don't think I will ever forget my first time on a Concept2 rowing machine. It was exactly 94 days ago that I sat on a rowing machine for my first ever try at 'rowing'. I'd not seen a gym or done any form of exercise for years and here I now was, at the Leander Rowing Club in my hometown of Henley-On-Thames, surrounded by a room full of half naked male Olympic Rowers. To most people this would be… Read full post
So I have had a busy few months training clients, training myself, moving house and a lot of other things too!
Recently I have been using the SkiErg when training and introduced it to one of my clients. My client was actually going on a skiing holiday at the end of her 6 week course with me, so I thought it would be foolish not to show her this wicked machine! I have been doing interval training … Read full post
Annabel Hancock (on the right) and I, Laura Penhaul, are the Co-Founders of the Coxless Rowers which will be the first all-female team to row across the Pacific Ocean in 2014. We will be covering over 7000 miles and taking approximately 6 months to row from Long Beach California to Cairns Australia, via Hawaii and Samoa. In aid of Breast Cancer Care.
A common assumption is that we are women with… Read full post
It's been another amazing month for the Fourbirdsaboating team and we are really relishing the challenge of learning to row now that our bottoms and hands are getting used to time spent on the rowing machine. Out of our team of four girls, only one had rowed before, so we knew we had a lot to learn in preparation for our 7000 mile row across the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia which ta… Read full post
This month is the 1 year anniversary of me becoming The Biggest Loser, the time, as it so often does, has flown by, loads has happened but being human I am wondering what I could have done differently to do even more stuff. The thing is looking back in time should always be done to learn a lesson and reflect but never to regret or kick one's self in the backside! A year on and things don't seem to… Read full post
Another slow month again, this time due to illness.
Because of the after effects of meningitis I have a rather suppressed immune system so when I caught the bug that has been going around it completely knocked me out.
I have also been suffering quite badly with headaches which are really debilitating and affect my balance, co-ordination and eye sight, again and after effect.
I have got quite us… Read full post
11 Secondary and 27 Primary Schools from across Plymouth City challenged each other for the prestigious title of top "Indoor Rowing School" in the city. Some 370 primary children and 209 secondary students totalled 579 participants topping last year's entry of 430.
The level 2 school games took place at Plymstock School on Wednesday 6th February under the control of the Plymouth Schools Sports Pa… Read full post
British adventurer Sarah Outen is now on countdown, with only one week left in the UK before she travels to Japan to embark on her second attempt at rowing solo across the North Pacific Ocean from Japan to Canada, Sarah has a very short space of time to get some serious training in before she leaves for 'part 2' of her challenge.
"February was a bit of a mixed bag for me. Exciting to be sealing s… Read full post