500 days to go...

It seems like yesterday we were sitting there, emotions rising sky high as the London 2012 opening ceremony blew us all away with it's spectacular showcase of Britishness and Olympic spirit, It was pure perfection. Almost as quickly as it began, tears flowed as the torch was extinguished, it was all over.

Time has flown and now with only 500 days to go, it's not long until we're at that point again. I'm incredibly excited about the prospect of racing in Rio, especially knowing that rowing is going to be at the heart of that most amazing city. The lake is just a short walk from some of the most famous beaches in the world, it's in the shadow of mountains and under the outstretched arms of Christ the Redeemer. The people of Rio live and breathe sport, I'm sure this Olympics is going to be sensational. My aim is to make sure I'm doing everything I can to get myself on that start line to race! 

We are all fully aware of how quickly it will be upon us, but for now we're focussed on the most important job so far in this Olympiad - Olympic qualification. This year's World Championships are of huge importance and a major stepping stone to ensure we get to race in Brazil. The countdown has no doubt started, 500 days to go...

Posted on March 24, 2015 .