Richard Gowler 8st, 15 weeks and still going… the Richard Gowler story
Ian Couch At the recent ocean rowing race prize giving, Ian Couch received his Guinness record certificate for the fastest double ocean crossing by rowing boat. His 2007 crossing of the Atlantic and 2009 crossing of the Indian Ocean were completed in a combined time of 95 days. The Indian Ocean crossing also earned him and his crew the record for the fastest row across that ocean.
Coalition Forces Break Free of Usual Fitness Routine Coalition Forces and civilian support staff working in the heavily fortified International Zone (Green Zone) in Baghdad work long hours under stressful conditions. One way more than 500 personnel a day work out that stress is through exercise. Next to the weight and running machines at the Camp Travis gym is a unique way to keep fit - four Concept2 Model D indoor rowing machines.
Dowlais Engine House Community Projects, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil Indoor Rowing is a new activity added to the comprehensive programme of sport, recreation and arts at one of the top community projects in Wales. Located on the High Street in Dowlais, just a mile south of the A465 Heads of the Valley Road at the top of the Merthyr Tydfil Valley, there's a community that is turning itself around and it's all down to the vision of one man and his team working at The Engine House Community Project.
Paul McNeill In 2004, Paul McNeill ,then a police officer weighed nearly 20 stone and
had no interest in fitness when he suffered a stroke which left him with
brain damage and unable to walk. Today he's in training for the British
Indoor Rowing Championships and now works as a gym instructor.
Carole McNally Carole McNally burst onto the Indoor Rowing scene in 2003 and quickly became a force to be reckoned with, winning medals at both national and international level. But it was her unwavering enthusiasm, determination and good humour that enriched many peoples lives.