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Tom Morgan – Editor
Having worked as production editor of Row360 for six months, Tom has a lot of experience within the rowing world. He competed for five years at the Star Rowing Club, racing at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in the Fawley Challenge Cup. Tom created and publishes the Junior Rowing Blog, which can be found here – www.juniorrowingnews.com
As a student at the University of Southampton, Tom is always looking for new pursuits. His current freelance engagements include the Boat Race company, the Daily Telegraph, The Huffington Post, Copify and Vital Football.
Rory Copus is a coach and cox for Oxford Brookes University, having graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering after four successful years racing for the boat club. In his time as a student, he won multiple BUCS gold medals, but most notably the Temple Challenge Cup at the 2014 Henley Royal Regatta.
Internationally, he has represented Great Britain as a cox at every level from J16 through to Junior and U23’s, and is reigning World University champion in the Men’s 8+. He looks to trial for the GB Senior team post-Rio
Daphne Martschenko is a PhD student in the faculty of education and in her second year of
trialling for Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club.
Prior to Cambridge, Daphne attended Stanford University where she rowed for four years while completing undergraduate degrees in Russian Language and Literature, and Anthropology.
Daphne competed in the 2015 Newton Women’s Boat Race and has also competed for the USA at U23 level.
Howard Aiken is currently Head Coach at Brasenose College Boat Club, Oxford, responsible for both the men’s and women’s squads.
Apart from College rowing, he specialises in coaching beginner courses and junior scullers for his local rowing clubs.He also writes a rowing blog ( https://therowingclub.wordpress.com ) and articles for rowing magazines.
He is fascinated by the diversity of approaches offered by his fellow coaches and is always on the lookout for new and different routes to success.
Dr Fiona Wilson BSc, MSc (Sports med.), MA, PhD, MISCP
Fiona Wilson is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. She has over 25 years experience in clinical and research medicine, specialising in sports and exercise. She is an ex-rower and has worked in international rowing for over 20 years as physiotherapist to the South African Team and later as Lead Physiotherapist for Rowing Ireland for over 10 years.
Her research has specialised in rowing injuries; in particular low back pain and she has published widely in this area. She led a special rowing edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and presented her low back pain work at the 2015 World Rowing Championships medical meeting. She is passionate about disseminating evidence based injury advice/information to the rowing community.
Svend Bertil Frandsen
Svend Bertil Frandsen is 46 years old and has been working within the world of sports since 1999. For the greater part of his career, football was his preoccupation. He has worked for UEFA, FIFA and ESPN Soccernet, mainly as an editor, but also as media officer. Rowing has , however, been a key interest for him throughout his life and in 2014 he was handed the role as Head of Press for the Danish national rowing team, a position he still occupies.
Daniel Spring is a blogger and rowing commentator. Known to many as “Fatsculler“, he has built a reputation as a pundit of the international rowing scene.
Dan has been involved in rowing for over 30 years and is a regular contributor to Row360 and Rowing & Regatta magazines.
When not thinking or writing about rowing he’s probably riding his motorbike.
Dr Tania Griffin BSc, MMedSci, MSc, PhD
Tania Griffin is a sports nutritionist, public health researcher and rowing coach based at the University of Birmingham. Starting out as a cox over 12 years ago, she has been involved with several different university clubs (Leeds, Sheffield, Aberdeen), and has been coaching in Birmingham since 2011.
Sport and nutrition have always been key interests, with a sports science degree and postgraduate qualifications in nutrition, she is always keen to stay up to date on recent literature.
Since working with the University of Birmingham athletes, Tania has developed a particular interest in helping to support and develop lifestyle and nutrition habits for the student athlete.
Adam Freeman Pask
Adam is a Government Consultant at PA Consulting Group and loves working in sports and environmental sectors. During his rowing career he represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, won world championship bronze and European championship silver in the lightweight fours as well as winning world cup regattas in lightweight singles, pairs and double sculls events. Adam also holds the record for the Wingfield’s sculls, much to the frustration of Alan Campbell J.
Graduating from University of Bath in Natural Science BSc, he went on to study an MSc in Environmental Engineering at Imperial College where he enjoyed rowing there so much he stayed on to study MSc Science Communication too. Adam can still be seen steering aggressive lines on the tideway and is also helping to set up a rowing program in an orphanage in Calcutta, called Future Hope.
Tim’s visiting card says ‘Tim Koch, rowing historian, journalist and photographer’. He feels he should really add ‘Bit of a fraud’. It is true that Tim has been involved in rowing for thirty years but the first part of his association with the sport was as a too small a rower and the second part was as too big a coxswain.
However, an undistinguished career on the water did not diminish his love of rowing and, fortunately, the ‘third age’ of Tim’s relationship with the sport has been a little more successful. In 2009 he made a ‘one off’ contribution to Göran Buckhorn’s rowing history website, ‘Hear The Boat Sing’. Over 300 posts later, Tim is still writing.
After a time, he was flattered to be asked to contribute to other rowing sites and publications and was invited to become a member of the former British Association of Rowing Journalists. The ‘fraud’ part of this is that Tim does not write about high performance rowing – there are plenty of other people who do it much better than he feels he could. His ‘niche’ is the historic and the idiosyncratic. Fortunately, the wonderful sport of rowing has a lot of both.
Seb is a rower for St Paul’s School and part-time rowing journalist.
He has represented the SPS 1st VIII for three years, and in 2015 won the coveted Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley; he went on to represent Great Britain at the Coupe de la Jeunesse.
He is the editor of Junior Rowing News, and has written for Row360. He wrote the cover article for Issue 8, on American oarsman Henrik Rummell.
Izzy is a seasoned athlete, having competed on a national and international stage on numerous occasions.
She rowed under Ryan Demaine at Headington School, winning multiple national titles before going on to represent Great Britain at the Coupe De La Jeunesse.
She is now racing and studying French & German at the University of Exeter.
Mary is a competitive masters rower based in Australia, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
Growing up in Ireland, she learnt to row sweep at Cork’s Lee Rowing Club before moving to Dublin in the early 1980s where she rowed with Commercial Rowing Club. After a long hiatus, in 2012 Mary discovered Lake Macdonald Rowing Club on her doorstep and her love affair with sculling began.
A chronic forager of rowing information, she shares her treasures and her own experiences on her blog for masters rowers: Old-fart rowing. Off the water, Mary is a science writer/editor with Econnect Communication, a Brisbane-based environmental science communication consultancy.
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