Rowers on Ice?
Kathryn Bolton takes the spotlight this week, a very bright alumni of TURC who recently headed off for the frozen lakes of Calgary.
Q What was your connection with TURC?
A I learned to row at the club in the summer of 2011. i moved to Canada in the autumn of 2019, thus ending a (mostly!) happy 8 years at the club. during those 8 years i did stints as Treasurer, Secretary, Entries Secretary, joint Squad Coordinator, Trustee and launch fuel purchaser.
Q What is your best memory of your time at TURC tough one to answer, as I have many!
A What is your proudest rowing moment National Masters 2015 – Gold and bronze medals in the space of 2 hours!
Q What’s your favourite rowing venue/ event? I loved being a spectator at Henley Royal Regatta, the crowds, the atmosphere and the high quality racing. Strathclyde is my favourite place to race, if the weather cooperates. Also, A you also can’t beat the thrill/terror of racing on the Tideway.
Q How many bits of kit have lost? i stopped counting in about 2014
A Who is your favourite sporting hero? In rowing, I so admired Katherine Grainger’s shear determination to get her olympic gold. Also Andy Murray for bringing us that Wimbledon men’s singles win
Q What is your favourite book about sport? Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open
A Any box set recommendations for lockdown? Tiger King, any of the Chicago series, Manifest, Rubicon, Prodigal Son
Q Your favourite music to fire you up before a race?
A Depends on the race and the circumstances but Eminem Lose Yourself is usually a good one
Q Name you favourite cake?
A Miss Milburn’s cupcakes with extra butter icing
Q Any advice you’d like to give the club and it’s members?
A Do you bit to help out, however small.
Q Are you still involved with rowing and what is your current focus?
A I am a member of Calgary RC, but have yet to take to the water owing to the reservoir being frozen from October – April, then the corona virus.