Tokyo Olympics

October 18, 2021
We knew Japan was going to be hot, extremely hot, and humid as well. We had prepared as such for this climate with heat acclimation training sessions back in NZ. But holy smokes, going from a crisp New Zealand winter to a literal oven is a shock to the system. Before we left...
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T-minus 6 weeks

September 16, 2021
T-minus 6 weeks until we leave for Tokyo, Coming off our successful Olympic qualification at the Last Chance Qualifying Regatta in Switzerland, we found ourselves in a curious position. Flying back to New Zealand during a pandemic and straight into 2 weeks of managed isolati...
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This last year was going to be a long one, and I came into the season concerned for my fraying motivation level. The Tokyo Olympics still seemed so far away. However within the first few months of this season I realised that the extra year that Covid granted us had been a bl...
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2019. The start of something new and something pretty exciting. I had found myself beginning to fall out of love with the idea of the men’s 8. Years of struggle, poor results, and poor team chemistry had led to an 8 that had consistently under performed from 2015 through t...
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