The five members of an all-female coastal rowing team have shared their favourite ways to unwind and, yes, it includes rowing... but there's plenty more too, ranging from chocolate to true crime.
Sarah Earles (captain), Susan Huelin (coxswain) and her daughter Connie, and sisters Abbi (stroke) and Emma Syvret are known as ‘Girls that Row’ on Instagram.
After delivering oar-some performances and reaching the British and European Championships in their first year together, the team is planning to tackle the World Championships in 2023.
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Before the season kicks off, they have enjoyed some downtime, with rows in local water, a bit of ski, and all their favourite ways to unwind, which they have kindly shared...
Abbi: I'm a sucker for a takeaway, sushi especially.
Connie: Chocolate or anything with chocolate.
Sarah: Pizza or doughnuts.
Sue: Anything I haven't had to cook or shop for!
The team: After a big training session, we go for breakfast with extra hash browns!
Abbi and Sarah: Cocktails.
Connie: Herbal Tea.
Sue: A nice cup of Yorkshire tea
The team: A nice iced coffee!
Abbi: Emo music or the charts.
Connie: A podcast called “Sliced Bread”.
Emma: Emo music.
Sarah: Alternative/indie rock music or a podcast called “Murder with my husband”.
Sue: Something I can sing along to, anything from classic 60s/70s pop right up to date! I love the Beach Boys or the Beatles, early Elton John or David Bowie and Abba!
Abbi: I don't read.
Connie: A few pages of Yung Pueblo's "Clarity & Connection".
Emma: Fantasy novels or a good rom com!
Sarah: A good crime/thriller novel like the Peter James series, or something girly.
Sue: I’m enjoying Richard Osman’s "Murder Club" Trilogy at the moment and I also like a sporting biography - particularly tennis or rugby related!
Abbi: Anything easy but recently, I've been watching old British shows like Peep Show.
Connie: Any Rob & Romesh episode.
Emma: Easy watches like "Ru Paul’s drag race" or "Death in Paradise".
Sarah: "Below Deck", true crime documentaries or Toronto Maple Leaf games.
Sue: Live sport.
Abbi: I play tennis or go to dance classes.
Connie: I go to the gym and move some weights around, then eat all the ice-cream! Or I go for a dog walk, or play with a dog, or just look at some dogs!
Emma: Sea swimming.
Sarah: I hanging out with friends or do some pole dancing.
Sue: Walking, sea swimming or a yoga class.
The team: Coastal rowing, of course!
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