One of our Seasalt Olympic Rowers, Helen Glover, recently spent a happy few days back in the ‘shire’ – here’s how she got on ….
“Each year we look forward to the World Championships – it’s a great chance to race the best in the world, and importantly a chance to get back to Cornwall on our post-world’s break!
I have had 5 days back in Cornwall and spent the time with my family in Penzance. It’s relaxing to have a break from formal training but it’s also important to do a little bit of exercise to keep my fitness going through the break. It’s such a pleasure knowing that when my clock says 6am all I have to do is sleep!
Running along our beautiful beaches is always my favourite session. I have taken a trip to Gwithian sand dunes to do a tough hill session and enjoyed some lovely walks along the cliff tops. My dog Barnaby enjoyed our walk to Godrevey to see some seals, and being from Penzance I had to take a trip to St Micheals Mount. One of my favourite little spots in Penwith is Prussia Cove, where I spent an afternoon rock-pooling and trying to persuade my reluctant dog to swim!
I took a nostalgic trip back to my old secondary school, Humphry Davy, to talk to the students about the life of an athlete. It was great to talk to the students, and a bit of a reminder of how far I have come and the people that have helped me get to this stage in sport.
Although the weather wasn’t all I had hoped for it was a good excuse to finally try out my new Seasalt gear!”