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Olympic champ Copeland happy to be back after trials victory

Kat Copeland insists the future looks bright as she claimed lightweight women’s singles victory at the GB Rowing Team Senior Trials at Caversham...

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Glover and Stanning well placed at GB Rowing Team Trials

Helen Glover insisted she and Heather Stanning were taking nothing for granted despite topping their women’s pairs semi-finals by over six secon...

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Olympic champion Stanning delighted to reunite with Glover

Heather Stanning admits she is champing at the bit to get going again as she prepares to race with Helen Glover for the first time since winning...

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Grainger and Watkins ready for London Marathon challenge

Olympic gold medallists Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins will start this weekend's Virgin Money London Marathon - and then run the race thems...

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Louloudis strokes Oxford to dominant Boat Race victory

Olympic bronze medallist Constantine Louloudis stroked Oxford University to a commanding victory over arch-rivals Cambridge at The Boat Race on ...

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Biography

Alastair Heathcote was selected in the men's eight for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and won a silver medal, finishing in front of the Americans and behind the Canadians. Heathcote started rowing at the age of 15 at Eton College however; he decided not to pursue the sport beyond high school. Instead, he decided on a different path, and moved to New Zealand to work on a farm sheering sheep. After a year abroad Heathcote moved back to Great Britain where he went to study at Newcastle University. To offset his studies, he began rowing for fun. What was supposed to be recreational activity rekindled his passion, and Heathcoat began working towards his Master’s degree at Oxford Brooke University so that he could row on the team there.