Womens Rowing in the UK
We had an awesome RowingChat today about the history of international British Women’s rowing. Jo Toch, Pauline Bird, Kate Grose all rowed for Great Britain and Helena Smalman-Smith is a rowing historian of the period. We have collated timestamps for the key points we covered during the interview. Below is a link to watch the video on YouTube or Listen on SoundCloud. Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and, continue to tell your friends about RowingChat.
01:00 Introductions and personal background in rowing
05:00 The “average” training week for internationals in 70s, 80s and 90s.
10:00 Personal pathways to international representation
13:00 Selecting club crews to be international representatives
17:00 What would you do differently if you had your time again internationally?
20:00 Racing the Eastern Block and drug taking in rowing
24:00 What has rowing lost now it’s professional?
35:00 Which coach was most influential in your development? Steve Gunn, Martin Fordham, John “Dickie” Bird, Bill Stagg, Daniel Topolski, Christopher George, Rosie Mayglothline, Bob Michaels
43:00 Stories of Amy Gentry and Eve Gould – the leaders who established British Womens Rowing
48:00 Memories of Beryl Crockford
Watch Womens Rowing in UK RowingChat on YouTube