Training and competing in a sport through university can also be the initial steps down the path of a lifetime of sporting habits.
As British Rowing enters Phase F, signifying the long-awaited return to crew rowing, a small sense of normality can be felt in boat clubs around the country.
Saturday, 23rd November 2019 saw crews compete in the 65th Fuller’s Head of the River Fours race. The event takes place on the River Thames in London, between Mortlake and Putney, over a grueling four and a quarter miles known to many as the Oxford/Cambridge boat races course in reverse.
Tideway Scullers head coach, Kieran Clark, is taking three women's eights, and one men's eight to take part in a truly unique head race in Switzerland.
GB Rower, and Square Blades Brand Athlete, Mat Tarrant talks about how RowElite came about and what it aims to do.