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‘When we run through the camp programme, it’s easy to feel your stomach drop’

GB Para rower James Fox on how the focus of a training camp can be a game changer

The European Championships was a roaring success on the whole for the British Rowing Team. A haul of five gold, four silver and three bronze medals saw GBR top the table at the Europeans for the first time ever, in a weekend that we hope would have made Prince Philip proud. But what now?

It’s all quiet in Japan as a question mark still lingers over our Olympic and Paralympic dreams. As the saying goes though, no news is good news and so we throw some wood on the embers that a successful championships has rekindled, and jump into another big training block.

All of the squads at Caversham will be heading away on training camp over the next few weeks for a fortnight of hard miles. Training camps in European sun traps could be seen as an undisputed perk of being a sportsperson but make no mistake, they serve a purpose.

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