I am a freelance writer who specializes in sports, wellbeing, lifestyle and leisure. I’m a rower, too, who has built an enthusiasm for an activity that doesn’t always appreciate me back.

Rowing is basically the only sport that I will really take seriously. I’m very small and have a few problems that have sometimes made rowing a tremendously arduous task and a big challenge. But like most people, I was monumentally, horrifically terrible at it when I began.

But like no other form of training will ever do, rowing has got into my heart. I enjoy the countless obstacles that go with this very technically challenging activity, and the water has me in its thrall. It is where I express the peaks and downs, the joys or frustrations, the defeats and rare victories, Girl on the Water. I assume you will be joining me for the journey.