Rowley Douglas Rowing for Gold Again
Olympic Gold Medallist talks to Chiswick Pier Trust
An Olympic Gold medallist, who rowed twice a day past Chiswick Pier while in training, will revisit W4 to give a talk about his experience.
Rowley, who is in training for this year's Olympics, was the coxswain of the victorious British Men’s Rowing Eight in Sydney, playing a key role in bringing the crew together during training and racing.
The Cox has to work between coach and crew to achieve training goals, execute race strategy and motivate the athletes to push to their limits.
Rowley trained at Hammersmith, passing Chiswick Pier twice a day, every day in the lead up to his victory.
In July 2010 Rowley asked to trial for the coxing position in the British Rowing Team. His goal is to gain selection in the British Men’s Rowing Eight and start the road towards the London Olympics, where he is aiming to take the top prize of an Olympic Gold Medal once more.
The path to Gold will be somewhat different this time as Rowley is now
And as if Rowley did not have enough challenges in his life, he is also taking part in the Gold Challenge a unique new charity challenge with the simple goal: to complete every Olympic sport before the end of 2012.
You can find out more about this epic endeavour on Rowley’s fundraising page
Doors open at 7pm and the event will start at 7.30pm. Free to Chiswick Pier Trust Members, £3 to non-members. Chiswick Pier and Chiswick Pier House are at the end of Corney Road and Edensor Road, Chiswick, W4 2UG. Refreshments will be available. The talk is part of a series organised by the Chiswick Pier Trust, a charity that puts people in touch with the River Thames.
For further details on events at the Pier and how to get there, contact Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713 or log on at www.chiswickpier.org.uk
January 19, 2012