As the amazing scenes in Rio draw to a close this weekend we, like you, are incredibly proud to see our home grown athletes achieving so much with personal bests, world records and a breath taking medal haul.
Over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of our top athletes and, more recently, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know one athlete in particular who has been a great friend and ambassador to Crewroom.
Therefore, we want to say a massive congratulations to Jess Eddie and her crew mates who won silver in the final of the women’s eight last weekend. We can’t think of anyone more deserving and we are absolutely chuffed to bits that Jess has achieved her ultimate goal.
Jess started rowing as an eight-year-old schoolgirl on the River Wear in her native County Durham and was inspired to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather who was a rower in the late 19th century.
Earlier this year Jess told us about her hopes in the run up to Rio: “Rowing gives us a unique opportunity to throw together nine different people to form one boat, one powerhouse, all moving in perfect synchronization and rhythm. I will soak up each and every day I get to row in this crew and look forward to what we can accomplish this summer.”
Well Jess, you only went and did it! We can’t wait to see you when you when you get back and feel free to bring in the shiny silver medal you have in your collection now – we’ll be sure to put the kettle on and get the biscuits in!