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    Hi all, I have a question regarding the Lightweight Rowing club at Oxford.

    I'm currently rowing for my college and have rowed in total for about a year and a half. Id really like to join the lightweights at some point - but was wondering what their training schedule is like?

    I've heard they train 6 days a week once in the morning (6am-8am) and all afternoon (1pm-6pm) is this true? If yes, how do students manage this? You'd basically have to take off your entire afternoon (and possibly part of your evening as well if you include travel time back from Wallingford). How do medics do it on hospital attachments?? DPhil students with experiments in the afternoon? Do they all just skip them to row?

    I'd be grateful for any insight into this. Thanks!
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    (Original post by LightElf)
    I'm currently rowing for my college and have rowed in total for about a year and a half. Id really like to join the lightweights at some point - but was wondering what their training schedule is like?

    I've heard they train 6 days a week once in the morning (6am-8am) and all afternoon (1pm-6pm) is this true? If yes, how do students manage this? You'd basically have to take off your entire afternoon (and possibly part of your evening as well if you include travel time back from Wallingford). How do medics do it on hospital attachments?? DPhil students with experiments in the afternoon? Do they all just skip them to row?
    If no one replies sooner I will ask Mr Elles to reply at the weekend. Although we'll be a few years out of date I certainly don't remember him training every afternoon - he would've often been in the lab then. But I think sometimes he did solo evening gym/fitness sessions to compensate for missing afternoon ones. Not all the scheduled training time is on the water - so less travel.

    Clinical medics do manage it - can think of a few who were in OULRC (& Women's Blue boat etc.) over the years. Need to be strategic with placement choices for hospital attachments e.g. which DGH, when doing certain 5th year specialties & which elective group, probably own a car to cut down public transport travelling time & be dedicated to both. I don't think it would be feasible if you were genuinely expected every afternoon - there are mandatory teaching sessions & face-time you need to put in on Firms.

    You could probably also email the current Captain/Vice/anyone from your college in the squad to get a feel for what the current timetable is like..?
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    (Original post by Elles)
    If no one replies sooner I will ask Mr Elles to reply at the weekend. Although we'll be a few years out of date I certainly don't remember him training every afternoon - he would've often been in the lab then. But I think sometimes he did solo evening gym/fitness sessions to compensate for missing afternoon ones. Not all the scheduled training time is on the water - so less travel.

    Clinical medics do manage it - can think of a few who were in OULRC (& Women's Blue boat etc.) over the years. Need to be strategic with placement choices for hospital attachments e.g. which DGH, when doing certain 5th year specialties & which elective group, probably own a car to cut down public transport travelling time & be dedicated to both. I don't think it would be feasible if you were genuinely expected every afternoon - there are mandatory teaching sessions & face-time you need to put in on Firms.

    You could probably also email the current Captain/Vice/anyone from your college in the squad to get a feel for what the current timetable is like..?

    Hi, thanks for your reply! I've tried emailing them but no one is replying - I guess theyre too busy?

    So does that mean I can decide to go for certain afternoon sessions and some not as long as I make up for it somehow at a different time? any advice on how to actually balance your life like this? I'm guessing you'd have to cut out all friends/parties/socials etc and just focus on work + rowing?
 
 
 
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