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23rd June 2008

Silent Knights

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HMS Vengeance returns to Faslane following training

YOU may – or may not – have noticed a push in recent weeks and months to raise the profile of the Submarine Service.

21st May 2008

The World Cup Season

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 Peter - New ImageIt is difficult to say whether this year has flown by or not. On the one hand, the weeks and months of the tough winter training period dragged on and on like never before with the Olympic goal like a bull’s-eye target too distant to make out. On the other hand, we are now right in the middle of the World Cup season just 10 weeks before the Olympic final in August.

 

The summer racing season is here. Each year there are 3 World Cup regattas in Europe where the majority of the countries enter their boats for a chance to assess themselves against the opposition and to get ready for the main event of the year. For 3 out of every 4 years, this main event is the World Championships in September, but every 4th year it is the big one: The Olympic Games.

3rd April 2008

Olympic Selection

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At the start of this month I raced and won the final selection trial for the 4th year in a row. It is the last chance for the team to race each other in two man boats called pairs and gives the chief coach, Jürgen Grobler, the final piece of information he needs to select his Olympic crews.

4th January 2008

The Depths of Winter

8 people rate this

I’ve had a great winter so far and I can be really proud of myself. We all get tested against our previous times and against each other on the rowing machines, lifting weights and in boats and I have been at the top of the team in a very competitive year. The most important thing is that I am performing better than last year across the board.

 

Although we still have 8 months, there is a lot to do. Improving our strength and fitness is at the top of the list, but technique, boat work, speed work, selection and race preparation is still to come.

 

 PeteReedMunich2007 PeteReedCasual