I’ve had a full day since our final to consider our weekend in Switzerland. Firstly I’d just like to say thank you for all the support that comes in from Twitter. I do read & appreciate all the messages even though it’s not practical to reply to everyone personally at times when so many come through.
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I can honestly say that it was the best world cup I’ve ever been to. Better even than my first World Cup at Dorney in 2005. For a spectacular city, course and weather you couldn’t beat Lucerne this year. Not only was it glorious sunshine, we had a cracking tail wind that certainly played it’s part in our world’s best time on Friday in the heat. What really helped rowing conditions was FISA’s decision to change the way the heats were … Read More »
During the weekend I found 5 minutes to spend with the World Rowing film crew to make a quick profile video. Thanks to Sebastian and the team. Here’s how it looks:
There has been a lot of attention on us after the heats in Lucerne after setting a new world’s best time (not called a world record sadly) by 4 seconds. 5:41.something-or-other stood since the World Championships in 2002 when the Germans took a big chunk off the last one – … So far, this blog hasn’t had all the concrete facts you might want on the subject, but I make no apologies.
Whilst it’s nice and special to have, I am really of the opinion that we can enjoy it for a day and let it go. We need to make sure, in our crew, that it doesn’t distract from our goal. The time will give us confidence, especially as we know we can go faster, maybe even a fair bit faster, but for now, we have a race on our … Read More »
Welcome to my website; the all new www.PeteReed.com. A place to get an easy look at my Twitter feed (for those that haven’t signed up), to see a blog of my rowing journey, to have access to my gallery of photo albums and plenty more.
This new site will be regularly updated thanks to a change in architecture and friendly iPad app. I’ll even be able to update on the move from training camps and race venues. Also armed with my digital Nikon D800 SLR camera I hope to keep you well immersed in content which shows what life’s life for a British rower.
Hopefully, I’ll find time to add a few online articles as we go, so to know about rowing in general and what’s going on, feel free to add PeteReed.com to your bookmarks. Maybe one day, your home page. … Read More »
Last month when the men’s coxless four (M4-) [M = Men, 4 = four, - = coxless]… this blog has started like a maths exam… …when we were selected, BBC Sport came out to our training camp in Italy to interview the team. I was asked to describe the 4 athletes on the spot and this is what they came up with.
To be fair, I think I did quite well with no notice, but with three great athletes around me, it’s not hard to think of nice things to say. When this was released, I tweeted that I didn’t think I was nice enough so here’s a bit extra.
Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE. I can’t really say anything bad about his rowing qualities. It is like someone engineered and built him to row and race. Great bloke. He’s very strong and … Read More »
Welcome to my Twitter feed. @PeteReed. If you haven’t signed up to (the free and recommended) Twitter, you can follow me on my website.
I have to say, it took me a while to be convinced about it. I reluctantly started in 2011 having been persuaded by a trustworthy mate. My reservation was primarily that I really didn’t think that most people would be very interested in the ramblings of a British rower. You’ve changed my mind guys. I won’t pretend that I think everything I tweet about is interesting, most things are interesting to someone and some (rare) things are interesting to most people. I can live with that. Additionally, there are a lot of things I can tweet about without giving away the specifics of Jürgen’s daily training programme. So if you’re happy then so am I. If you … Read More »
Thanks to Sam Peters for a nice personal interview with the four of us. I would just like to point out that I am still an officer in the Royal Navy and I turn 31 on the day of the opening ceremony for the London Olympics. 27 July 2012.