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Cygnet Weekly Update

9th January 2017

First week weekend back of 2017 and one to burn off the turkey, Christmas pub and mince pies. At the last count 17 of us took on the first 5k ergo test of the year, some 5k virgins shaking Mr Lactic Acid by the hand at the 3k mark for the first time... Lots of commitment and determination from everyone and a good number of PBs set, Tim will send out the full results and analysis shortly.

Sunday was the club time trial. Fours boats participated and every rower confessed to enjoying after it was over (well maybe with the exception of Robin). With accurate timings thanks to Tim and Ali Elliott it felt like a real head race and gets our heads and bodies read for the real thing over the coming weeks. It would be good if more of the squad can make future time trials, I'll make sure I give you plenty of advanced notice of it and the logistics.

And there were good sessions for the Novice Squad on Saturday and Sunday, the more time on the water, the better you get...

Looking forward...

Squad Poll

I'll be sending out a poll to the whole squad to find out who is wanting to race in the up and coming Head Races. Can everyone please reply to it, even if is to say that you not racing, it will only take 5 minutes of your time, but it will help Tim and the captaincy make informed plans about potential crews for the races.

Dorney Lake Seat Racing 14/15th January

This is something new to our programme from Tim, a chance for a change of water and surrounding and side by side inter squad racing. I've sent more details in a separate email, but please prioritise this and do what you can to be there. We need a critical mass of rowers to make it a success, so please let us know your availability for it via the spreadsheet. Note that this is for experienced rowers, the novice squad will train back at HQ as usual.

This Week:

Tuesday 7:15pm at Cavendish School: Circuits with Maxi - focus for this term in on core strength. If you want to do well in the races, you should be attending. Bring towel and water.

Wednesday 7pm Club Run 75 mins easy

Thursday 7pm Squad Ergo 30 min r 20 at 76% of new 2k wattage

Boat loading for Dorney

Followed by The Captains Curry - not to be missed, extra chillies available on request

Saturday Main Squad Dorney Seat Racing from 8 - 12:30

Novices: normal outing at the club,

Sunday Main Squad Dorney Seat Racing from 8 - 12:30

Novices - outing at the club (subject to numbers and cox availability)

So the new year is underway, let's build on the hard work done before Christmas and take advantage of the great coaching and programme from Tim and commit the time and effort in the run up to the Head of the River Race and Vets Head.

Have a great week,


Author: Neil Pickford


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