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World Cup III

Posted by on Thursday, July 31, 2014, In : Rowing 
LUCERNE

Every year the season's third and last World Cup is held at Lucerne's “Lake of the Gods” in Switzerland. Being my second trip there, the memories of last year were very present. Racing aside and the lake itself is very pleasant. It’s surrounded by lush green trees, a small waterfall just before halfway, a small penned-off swimming area at the start line and, on the far side of the lake, a public train line that runs the length of the course. As the seasons change many of our ca...

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Henley Royal Regatta

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Rowing 
HENLEY ROYAL
REGATTA




Henley Regatta is a very special event, with an atmosphere that is unmatched in my experience.  There is something about the smell of the boat tents and the freezing cold showers; riverbanks filled with hundreds of spectators  reuniting with old friends and enjoying the sunshine; loudspeakers everywhere informing you how races are progressing; and start procedures given to you by an umpire in a beautifully crafted wooden motor boat as you attach to the starting blo...


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World Cup II

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Rowing 

WORLD CUP II




The second World Cup of the year took place in a lovely part of France called Aiguebelette.  The course was on a natural lake full of beautiful clear blue water and sheltered on one side by a mountain, covered in lush green trees and quaint little holiday buildings.  Our first trip to the course was one to remember.  We were greeted by glorious sunshine and blue skies, however, this all changed when the majority of Great Britain crews tried to boat for a paddle.  The heave...

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European Championships 2014

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Rowing 
EUROPEAN 
CHAMPIONSHIPS



This is the first time the Great Britain team have sent a full blooded senior squad to the European Championships. This may be due to the event being held after the World Championships previously, when athletes would rather be taking advantage of their rest and recovery period (much-needed after a tough year of training, seven days a week, come rain or shine!) I have competed at the Championships twice before, first in the 2011 in the coxless fours, finis...


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Start of 2014 Season

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : Rowing 
NEW SEASON, FRESH
START

 


After the World Championships we as a team are given around 3 weeks holiday to do as we please. Late September, early October we start over again! This year I couldn't be happier with the way things turned out, after the horrible period of training in singles is finally over Jurgen selects individuals to compete with one an other in pairs. This is a really good opportunity to mix the older more experienced oarsman with the newer athletes and hopefully rub some of their ...

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World Championships 2013

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Thursday, June 19, 2014, In : Rowing 

WORLDS, THE FINAL
FRONTIER
 



The 2013 World Rowing Championships were held in Chungju, South Korea. The venue was in my opinion one of the best that I have been to. The weather was great, the locals were friendly and the course was fair. When first arriving in Korea the first thing you notice is the heat and humidity, the second is the beauty of the landscapes dotted with large apartment blocks marked with bold numbers and the third is how clean everything is! I was astonished not to s...


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Getting up to date!

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Monday, June 16, 2014, In : Rowing 

As you may or may not have noticed it has been a while since this page was updated. With that in mind I thought I would take over with the news updates in order to give you a more personal view of how my journey is panning out. Since the last post is from the Lucerne World Cup I thought I should carry on from that point in my journey. 

As mentioned above the last post is about the Lucerne World Cup which is the last of the World Cup series and the last real opportunity to test yoursel...


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9/02/2013 - Great Britain Trials

Posted by on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Rowing 

Today is the 2nd set of Great Britain Trails held in Boston, Lincolnshire. 20 Heavyweight mens pairs took to the water to compete over the 5000m course. This is the last long distance trial of the year and so a real opportunity for all athletes to show there technicaL skill, endurance and continued strength and fitness over the year so far.

Matthew is competing with fellow Oxford Brooke's partner Scott Durant, and entered the event with confidence. Matthew and Scott have competed with each ot...


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