Q - Power

Indoor Rowing Team


James founded Q-Power in May 2012 
with the aim of creating a high performance indoor rowing team capable of setting national and world records, and winning World Championship medals at the Crash-B's in Boston. The team looked to excel across a range of age groups, male or female, heavyweight or lightweight.

Within its first 5 years, the team had set 29 world records, 129 national records and won 17 World Championship medals (8 of them gold).

James has been involved in the sport of rowing since the late 1980s. He learned to row at Winchester College and went on to row for Oxford in the lightweight boat race against Cambridge in 1995. James has raced at Henley on various occasions and is a member of the Stewards' Enclosure. Having been selected to row on the Great Britain Indoor Rowing Team in 1994, in contrast to many on-water rowers he developed an enthusiasm for, rather than a fear of, the erg.

With a passion for exercise physiology driven by an intrigue in the body's capacity to adapt in response to training stimuli, James has sought to keep himself well informed on both current science and attitudes to training. He has also had the opportunity to perform a comparative analysis of how leading boat clubs and various national squads train as part of the creation of a training system and methodology which allows athletes in the team to flourish whilst at the same time ensuring their training fits in with. other commitments in their lives.

James acted as team manager for Team GB at the Crash-B's in 2012, a team of British athletes put together by Concept2 for the event, but thereafter has for the most part focused on Q-Power at competitions.

James was been appointed by British Rowing to act as team manager for the Great Britain team at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland where the team won two silver medals.

James is an accredited UKAD (UK Anti-Doping) advisor. 

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