Race the Thames 2021 Training & Nutrition Support

This page is intended to support you, as your prepare for Race the Thames. Please make sure all of your team are aware of it. Plan sessions, call on our experts, get motivated - it's all here for you!

Train with Andy Triggs Hodge and our LYR Coaches


Get motivated! Sign up for an online training session with three times Olympic Champion and Race the Thames organiser, Andy Triggs Hodge. 

Register on Zoom using the link below to join one or more of the sessions.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information you need to join.

Sessions will run from 12:00 -12:30 every weekday until Race The Thames week!

Looking for ways to get yourself ready to take on the Race the Thames 2021 challenge? The British Rowing Go Row Indoor programme is here to help, with top indoor rowing technique advice from Double Olympic Champion Alex Gregory, a free range of downloadable training plans tailored for all abilities as well as on and off machine workout videos delivered by qualified instructors. Go Row Indoor has you covered from start to finish and is ready to support all participants to be challenge fit in time for the big event day.

Race the Thames Merchandise

Race the Thames casual and performance wear is now available through our friends at Sabre Merchandise (who you may have seen at NJIRC).

Order cut off is 14th March, for UK delivery around 19th March.

Profits go to LYR

Click here to buy

Nutritional Advice from Tweakd


Former Team GB Chef, chef to the Premier League stars, Omar Meziane has built Tweakd for some fantastic nutritional advice and inspiration to get the most out of your training!

Private online Rowing coaching with TopRow

Struggling to motivate yourself over lockdown? Missing the water but still want to improve your rowing technique?

Whether you’re a regular rower or new to the sport, you can improve your rowing from your home, with TopRow online private lessons. If you have a rowing machine at home and would like to work on your technique or fitness, we can offer you an online private lesson, with one of our coaches! See details on our website

Zoom Ergos


If you want to train at some other time, you should check out Zoom Ergos - hosting online rowing sessions every day led by Olympic Champions and International Rowers, past and present!

Our digital platform [email protected] would be perfect for those training up for the race. Endorsed by British Rowing and expertly programmed to the highest level, our classes develop mental resilience, fitness and strength. We have a library of on-demand classes which include rowing-only classes, floor-only classes, hybrid (rowing + floor) and mobility classes. We also run LIVE classes every day which are a mixture of rowing-only, floor-only and mobility designed to develop the strongest athletes both mentally and physically.  

⚡️ Daily LIVE Strength, Conditioning, Rowing and Mobility workouts

⚡️ Unlimited access to a library of on-demand Strength-focused, Rowing-focused, Hybrid and Mobility workouts

⚡️ NEW: Join a team mentored by your favourite trainer

⚡️ NEW: Earn points for your team to unlock Rowbot Rewards 

For more info, and to sign up, click here. 

Get Active with Stronger Connected


Stronger Connected is about so much more than getting fit. It's cultivating positive habits as a group and celebrating the connection and sense of community that working out together brings. We offer fun and live home-based workouts for people all around the world. Aimed at adults, but welcoming all children as part of the team, we use time-intervals in all our workouts. This allows you to adapt your experience to your own fitness level and ability. No camera crews. No video editing. Just real life. For more information about our free live workouts, join our Facebook group.

If you can’t make the live sessions, you can join us on Patreon for access to over 200 recorded workouts, hilarious stories and the opportunity to be part of a community of people who come together to support each other on their journey to a healthier body and mind.

Why not swap your RTT medal for a tree for life?

London Youth Rowing are partnering with the National Trust to establish our own ‘forest’. By ticking the box in your individual registration form, we will make a donation on your behalf (or for your whole team) and instead of a medal to celebrate your amazing achievements completing RTT, the National Trust will plant a sapling for you which will help nature strive and future generations will all enjoy spending time in the shade of these beautiful giants.

National Trust have just announced the first of the blossom circles will be planted on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London - The home of National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC) and Race the Thames. A total of 33 trees, including cherry, plum, hawthorn and crab apple will be planted to represent the city's 32 boroughs and the city of London. Local communities have been involved in the creation of the site, which will commemorate the lives lost from coronavirus and honour key workers.

Mentor Jr. is an online educational service offering primary school children free educational and homework support from bright, motivated secondary school and university student volunteers at no cost whatsoever. At Mentor Jr, we want to make tutoring more accessible and work towards levelling out the educational playing field. The peer-to-peer ethos at Mentor Jr. is what we believe makes us so special: we want to re-introduce that flare and love of learning that we all had (and of course continue to have!) during these especially tricky times. All sessions can be booked online via the website, www.mentorjr.com, and if you have any queries please contact [email protected]

London Youth Rowing YouTube Channel


Can't make a live session? Check out London Youth Rowing's Row Fit and Circuits playlists on YouTube for a wide range of online sessions from LYR's fantastic coaching team.

Racing Documents

Download all the information you need to race in this year's event:

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