In September 2017 my husband and myself decided to do a bit of rowing as we were plagued with running injuries. To make it fun and give us purpose we entered the competition along with a friend of ours. It was a novelty to all of us. None of us had done much Rowing at all. The whole day was really interesting, the venue was the Olympic Cycling Velodrome, a strict weigh in, Bradley Wiggins also was competing, it was serious stuff and then there was us three who had done a tiny bit in the gym in the previous 12 weeks. I came exactly where I expected which was ok., and my husband and our friend did really well. We all left with the feeling of blood in our lungs and agreeing it would be great to do again. Ideal for cross-training.