Episode 16

"I was scared I wouldn't be the same again" - the rower who had Long Covid

Published on: 2nd February, 2021

Here's one of the few athletes who've had to endure Long Covid. Jonny Walton contracted the Corona Virus last Spring - and it's after effects were "scary" as Jonny struggled to return to fitness.

Thankfully Jonny is back to fitness and this year he and his British Rowing colleagues had to ditch their warm-weather training. Instead, they've had a camp at the hub of England Football, St George's Park.

And Jonny has another unusual sideline. He and his partner make fruit gins.

If you'd like to make a donation to my chosen charity - Maggie's Cancer Centres - then here's the link. £2/3 would be great!


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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.