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Cygnet Rowing Club
on the Tideway since 1890
CSSC Sports and Leisure

Cygnet Weekly Update

5th October 2016

Hi All,

I hope those out on the Rhine had a fab weekend, enjoyed the beer and sausages and backsides and hands are not too sore after a day to recover.

For those who stayed at home, it was very autumnal on the Tideway with heavy rain soaking the crews 2x, 2- and 4+ crews on their way back from the Pink House. And the LTR students got a taste of proper rowing weather on their outings. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

The big news this club is that we have secured the services of Tim Male to lead our coaching. Tim is an ex GB rower, an Olympian and the holder of a number of indoor ergo records. He has a great coaching pedigree at Tideway Scullers and it is a fantastic opportunity for Cygnet to have someone of his experience leading our coaching. Tim would like to meet the club members and active rowers this Saturday to introduce himself and present his plan to us. I'll confirm the time but please make every effort to attend. Sue Cole and Alan will both continue to coach us working with Tim so we are in great shape and have a real opportunity to improve our fitness and technique, build the active squad and win things!!! He will work us hard but this is what people have been asking for (be careful what you wish for). Bring it on!

So this week...

Tuesday 7:15 Cavendish School
Circuits with Maxi - bring towel and water and be prepared for pain...

7:00 LTR Meet and warm up in the Shep followed by Tank session
7:30 Squad ergo 30 min erg at R22-24 (with 3 mins at R28 at minutes 7, 17, and 27) Nice and short ergo after last week, so let's see those splits coming down

Saturday (I've brought the outing time forward so you can meet Tim at 9:30)
7:30 Squad outings coached by Sue
Small boats - 70 mins long row.

10am LTR water session
We need a cox and two boat sitters please - no one has signed up and I am away this weekend.

Sunday 8:30
Squad outings coached by Sue

Further ahead

16th October 12:30
Pairs Head - first big head race of the season, organised by Barnes Bridge so please support.

Bart and Gav, Ian and Matt, and Robin and Jez are entered. Come along and support, eat the BBL hot dogs and cakes and socialise in the bar.

Even further ahead...

12/13th November Fours Head/Vet Fours Head

If you want to compete you should be out training on the water as much as you can, so get your availability up to date, and get out there and do it.

That's all for now, I'll confirm the time of the meeting with Tim, see you at circuits tomorrow.


Author: Neil Pickford


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