The Rowing Chronicles: The last stretch

It’s reached that part of the season where rowers and parents alike are on their last legs. Tempers are fraying, sunburn is peeling and everyone longs for a weekend off.

No such luck.

SA Champs is looming at the end of the month and the pressure is on.

The Wemmer Regatta at Roodeplaat Rowing Club this weekend was the penultimate to the one we’ve all being working towards.

Our crews have trained so hard, given up so much and keep giving so much. I know they cannot help but give 120% and wish them all the best.

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I write because I have to. It is a compulsion. I do it to vent, to laugh and to remember. I blog because it has been so long since I had to write with a pen that my hand would go into cramp if I tried to write a journal.

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