‘It is not necessarily about rowing. What I enjoy is competition. I definitely enjoy training – the good feeling I get from it makes it worthwhile. And even when the training is painful it is a small price to pay for being able to do this.’ GREG

‘It’s a magnificent feeling when I sit in that seat. I’m flying 400 tons in weight, with 500 people on the plane. And when I go from auto-pilot to manual hand-control … well, it’s hard to express what a great feeling that is. It’s a cliché but I have to say it’s a bit like a lottery-win feeling.’ BERNICE

When you are working on something that doesn’t engage you, you know right away. You may be the person who ‘hangs in there’ because certain aspects of your job ...

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