John Armitage

London in sight

Former Queen’s rower Rares Crisan works out three times a day at Rowing Canada’s national training centre in Victoria, B.C.
He starts at 7:30 a.m. He stops to eat breakfast two hours later, then he’s back on the water by 11 a.m. In the afternoon, he returns to the complex to lift weights.
“Your brain starts to slow down,” he said. “It’s harder to function and connect cognitive tasks because the energy just isn’t there and the fatigue is so compounding.
“You just try to not die until the
next morning.”Continue...

Sights set on Olympics

Isolda Penney stopped rowing in 1995. Halfway through her Queen’s undergraduate career, she got married and had a child. Over the next decade, she raised her son, finished her BA, tried starting a wedding cake company and had two more children.Continue...