Category Archives: Sport

The derby

photo (20)Late posting this pic. The Kop, 4 mins before kick-off on derby day. One hundred and eleven minutes later, the sound of 40,000 people going ‘fuuuccccck’.

Ta to Andy Gilgrist (and his Vancouver cousin) for the day out.

Up Shit Creek

Travel-Paddle-copyThursday is rowing machine day. I am three weeks into a challenge to get to 2,500m in 10 minutes (on the hardest level). Week 1: 2,474m. Week 2: 2,464m. Week 3: 2,426m. I am sat still, going backwards.

My colleague Ciaran has got to 2,540m. He’s doing <35 strokes/minute, I’m doing >40. He’s 5.8, I’m 6.1. Something is clearly wrong with my technique, and I’m buggered if I know what it is.

Having studied here and here, I’m going to try and stick to this guidance. More next week.