Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html en-gb 30 Wed 27 Aug 2014 10:52:20 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html Alice_Jackson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html?page=83#comment5 Watching Greg on the Television, he was wearing a kingsley school bideford amature atheletics club rowing t-shirt from our opening as he did his interview. It was a lovely surprise and we would love to thank Greg. Mon 21 Jun 2010 12:44:24 GMT+1 DONALD LEGGET http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html?page=66#comment4 Greg is a quite outstanding character and athlete. I am sure he knows the challenges he has even to make the GB team in 2010 since at present he has only been training 10 sessions a week, whereas the full-time professionals have been doing 20 sessions. I have had the pleasure of coaching Greg several times over the years including 2009 and he is always POSITIVE and commits 100% in the boat. Perhaps he commits himself too much and should use 2% of his vast experience both on and off the water to achieve his ambitions. I wish him every success and if he wants any help he only has to pick up the phone. Sun 03 Jan 2010 21:25:36 GMT+1 Martin Gough - BBC Sport http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html?page=50#comment3 I really got the feeling he has the mental drive and confidence to do it but he admits he doesn't match up the some of the younger guys physiologically so it will be a question of whether he can improve with training, and how much his experience compensates for that.You may have clicked on this through the video but our crew in Manchester for the swimming last weekend asked Adrian Moorhouse how he thought his employee would do:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/rowing/8427339.stmMoorhouse believes Searle's time in business will have helped him strategise, work out how to manage his lifestyle better and how to deal with pressure. Of course, this could all be experience Searle could pass on if he were part of a larger, young crew like the eight next season. Wed 23 Dec 2009 12:44:40 GMT+1 simon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html?page=33#comment2 Top effort from the big guy - although somewhat mad! Wed 23 Dec 2009 10:31:41 GMT+1 riley_ives http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html?page=16#comment1 It would be an amazing story if he makes it and I really hope he does!Good luck Greg! Wed 23 Dec 2009 09:53:33 GMT+1 Spaced Invader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/martingough/2009/12/searle_takes_the_hard_road_to.html?page=0#comment0 Amazing stuff - really hope he makes the team. Given that he achieved so much in the past, and knows the rigours of Olympic sport I think he probably will! Tue 22 Dec 2009 19:07:19 GMT+1