The last month has seen some key dates of the expected 2020 season come and go. For example, we were supposed to have our official Olympic announcement on the 8th June and our “Olympic kit” day on 10th June, instead the days are rolling by in lockdown. Therefore the four of us met up for the first time mid-June for a short socially distanced catch up. It had been three months since we last all saw each other. Of course there was the obligatory facial hair, “castaway chic”, and the DIY haircuts, but above all it was great to see the team and talk about how everyone is getting on. Undoubtedly a timely reminder that as a boat, and indeed as a whole squad, we may be training individually, but we’re in this together.
However, as lockdown measures begin to very slowly lift, British Rowing as an organisation, we’re in no rush to get back on the water. When the time comes for me to dip my oar back in the question will be can I remember how to row after all this time? Joking aside, the medals are in their boxes and we are looking forward to opportunity to race for them, and compete for our country.