Two weeks into the new 2021 season, Matt Rossiter is glad to be back training with the rest of the GB Rowing Team
The first of September 2020 marked the return of athletes back to Caversham, the national training base of the GB Rowing Team. The last time we were there was back on 23rd March 2020 when we were due to finish off the final, heinous, round of Olympic seat racing.
On arrival we were told that testing was being aggressively drawn to a close by the grey curtain of COVID that was shutting down the world at an alarmingly quick rate.
Still in kit, we all assembled outside for a big meeting with the powers that be. We were informed that Caversham was to shut with immediate effect. This all happened on a Saturday, the following Tuesday the Games were cancelled.(more…)