Leaping Fish has been at several events in June….

We’ve had some great feedback on our Rowers Hand Rub! One rower who suffers from eczema brought some at Swanage Sea Rowing Club’s regatta on the 2nd June, and we met  him again at Langstone Gig club two weeks later He showed his hands and said that it had really improved after using the Rowers Hand Rub!

Ben training hard for the Atlantic Discovery team Talisker transatlantic row.

Rowers Rub goes to the Hamble River Raid

On Saturday 19th May Leaping Fish took supplies of Rowers Rub to the Hamble River Raid at the pretty town of Hamble-le-Rice in Hampshire. Fantastic weather ensured a high turnout of all sorts of rowed and paddled craft to race the 6 miles up and back the river. Good to see some friends whom we last saw at Dartmouth Head of the Dart too.


5th in World Champonships!

Swanage Sea Rowing Club achieved an excellent 5th place at the World Pilot Gig Championship in Old Harry out of around 37 entrants in the Supervets final. In unusually calm conditions for the Atlantic waters around the Scilly Isles the brightly painted  gigs lined up to race back to St Mary’s harbour. Rowers Rub helped several crew members avoid fricton sores during the three and a half mile row to the start line and race back. Pictures courtesy Gigrower.

Rowers Rub goes to the World Pilot Gig Championships!

Barnaby is at the World Pilot Gig Championships at the Isles of Scilly rowing with Swanage Sea Rowing Club. This year is the biggest ever field with 158 gigs registered with thousands of rowers. He’s taken a limited supply of Rowers Rub and Rowers Hand Rub to help ease any sore posteriors and mangled hands….

Below the infamous Scillonian ferry – not the easiest boat to travel on in bad weather.

Leaping Fish at Putney and Fulham half marathon

Following our sucesssful day in Dartmouth on Saturday (see previous post) we drove up to London to prepare for supporting the runners at the Putney and Fulham half marathon with our associates RunUK on Sunday. Another early 06:30 start took us to the Barn Elms Sports Centre in Barnes, where the race started and finished, with the River Thames as the backdrop. We had the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss Runners Rub with some of the many particpants.








The weather was kind – cool and dry – and everyone from the elite runners to the joggers sprinted, smiled or staggered over the finish. For those who were suffering massage was provided by Kevin Farrell and James Carolan who were offering Leaping Fish’s Muscle Rub as an alternative to more conventional oils. We’ll be at more of RunUK’s events later in the year.

Leaping Fish at the Head of the Dart

Leaping Fish took Rowers Rub and everything rowing to Dartmouth in Devon on Saturday 14th April for the 2018 Head of the Dart event.

This year the course was south to north from Dartmouth to Totnes and  was open to a record field of mixed classes. We had lots of interest in our range of waterproof socks which the rowing community is slowly getting into. Find out more on our website .

Met lots of old friends, and even had the unexpected pleasure of meeting our Dutch friends and customers who will travel anywhere for a good row! The planned participation in a gig crew from Swanage Sea Rowing Club sadly couldn’t take place but we’ll try again next year……

Atlantic Discovery records confirmed.


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Ben and Jack post new records!

Brilliant effort from the Atlantic Discovery team – as posted on Facebook 3rd April.


After 100 hours 30 minutes. Benjamin Ajayi-Obe is the new world record of the overall longest time spent rowing continuously. He has also broken the 100 hour barrier!!!

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He would like to thank everyone who helped him get here. Including TheGymRowperfect UK,
Leaping Fish, Neil Marsh (previous record holder) and all his friends and family who stayed up with him.

Rowers Rub supporting Atlantic Discovery record attempt

Leaping Fish’s Rowers Rub is part of the equipment helping the rowers of the Atlantic Discovery team attempt several records over the Easter weekend. Isaac Kenyon, Benjamin Ajaye-Obe and Jack Hopkins will need all the support they can get – Ben started his 100 hour solo longest continious row at 9 am on Thursday 29th March hoping to row 50 minutes on / 10 minutes off without stopping to beat the current record of 81 hours. The event is taking place at the Gym at St George Wharf SW8 2LE.

Leaping Fish has provided Rowers Rub to help manage any friction abrasion from the long hours sitting on the Concept 2, and Rowers Hand Rub to help minimise the problem of blisters and skin rubbing.