About Martin

Martin Cross is an Olympic champion oarsman. He has been a teacher for over 30 years
and divides his time between this and running his consultancy, where he offers coaching and
training to a range of organisations. He is well known as a TV commentator and interviewer
at international rowing events.

News & Sport Insight

Crossy's Corner Interview - The Boat Race Special

The Boat Race is one of Rowing’s Crown Jewels and in this interview Martin Cross speaks with Siobhan Cassidy (CUBC) and Seb Pearce (OUBC) about

Athlete Health & Fitness

Cal Coach & Olympic Rower Scott Frandsen interviewed in Crossy's Corner

California Men’s Rowing Team, Head Coach, Scott Frandsen joined Martin Cross for an interesting and insighful Crossy’s Corner interview. Scott talks about his current coaching role,

Athlete Health & Fitness

Andrew Triggs Hodge, 3x Olympic Rowing Champion interviewed in Crossy's Corner

One of Great Britain’s most decorated oarsmen, Andrew Triggs Hodge has won Olympic Rowing Titles at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics as well as

Athlete Health & Fitness

Canadian Olympic Champion Rower and Leading Management Consultant Adam Kreek interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Adam is an Olympic Rowing Champion for Canada, an Atlantic Oarsman and one of North America’s Leading Management Consultants. Watch this intriguing Crossy’s Corner interview live

Athlete Health & Fitness

America's Cup Team Ineos Grinder & Olympic Rower Matt Gotrel interviewed in Crossy's Corner

You could be forgiven for thinking that Matt Gotrel switched from Rowing to Sailing, but he actually switched from Sailing to Rowing (won an Olympic

Athlete Health & Fitness

Jason Osborne - 2020 UCI CyclIng Esports World Champion & Olympic Rower interviewed in Crossy's Corner

2018 World Champion Rower Jason Osborne is in training for the 2021 Olympics in Rowing, but that didn’t stop him from taking time out from

Athlete Health & Fitness

Olympic Rowing Star Jess Eddie joins Martin Cross in Crossy's Corner

Jess Eddie has been a stalwart of the GB Rowing Team first joining as a Junior and rising through the ranks culminating with a Silver

Athlete Health & Fitness

Alex Partridge reflects on Rowing, Wellbeing and Mental Health in Crossy's Corner Interview

A raw talent Alex’s rowing career includes two Olympic medals (Silver in 2008 & Bronze in 2012) as well as six Senior World Championship medals

News & Sport Insight

John Wojtkiewicz, author of "Rowing as a Zero-Billion Dollar Industry" interviewed in Crossy's Corner

John Wojtkiewicz is a Coach and Consultant who caused a stir on LinkedIn with his series of blog posts entitled “Rowing as a Zero-Billion Dollar

Athlete Health & Fitness

Former Rowing World Champion Cath Bishop discusses the Long Win in Crossy's Corner

Former World Champion, Olympic Silver Medallist and World Indoor Rowing Champion Cath has enjoyed success both off and on the water with a fascinating career

Athlete Health & Fitness

GB Rowing's Ollie Cook Interviewed in Crossy's Corner with Martin Cross

World Champion and Boat Race Winner Ollie Cook joins Martin Cross for this interview just as the UK moves into a second Covid-19 lockdown. In

Athlete Health & Fitness

Polish Rower Natan Wegrzycki-Szmczyk joins Martin Cross for Crossy's Corner

Natan has been consistently working through the single sculling ranks culminating with a Silver Medal at the recent European Championships (2020) ahead of Kjetil Borch

Athlete Health & Fitness

Wingfield Sculls Special | Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne and Sam Meijer in Crossy's Corner

The Wingfield Sculls first started in 1830 and is one of the top single sculling races in the British Rowing calendar. Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne and Sam

Athlete Health & Fitness

The Number 1 Rower in the World | Richard Schmidt in Crossy's Corner with Martin Cross - Part 1

World Champion 6 times, European Champion 8 times and Olympic Champion in 2012 – all in the German 8+ (or as it’s known the Deutschlandachter)

Athlete Health & Fitness

Alan Campbell | Olympic Medallist & Great Britain Rowing Team Legend in Crossy's Corner

Alan Campbell’s stories from within his own experience of rowing at the highest level internationally, his time within the GB system under Jurgen Grobler (although

Athlete Health & Fitness

Ruben Knab from the Dutch Men's 8+ Interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Dutch Rowing star Ruben Knab joins Martin Cross in this edition of Crossy’s Corner. Filmed in the week before the Dutch Men’s 8+ is due to

Athlete Health & Fitness

Rowing Record Breaker Georgie Rowe in Crossy's Corner

Georgie Rowe is an Australian Rower who has burst onto the international scene in recent years as part of the successful Australian Women’s Eight but

Athlete Health & Fitness

Robbie Manson | The World's Fastest Ever Single Sculler in Crossy's Corner

New Zealand Rower Robbie Manson set the World’s Fastest Time in the Mens’ Single at his first International Sculling Race. In this interview Martin Cross asks

Athlete Health & Fitness

Dutch Rowing Champions Ilse Paulis and Marieke Kaijser in Crossy's Corner

In the build up to the Rio Olympics where Ilse eventually won Gold with her partner Maaike Head, Marieke Kaijser was in a rival double

Athlete Health & Fitness

Dutch Rowing Champion Dirk Uittenbogaard | Crossy's Corner - Part 1

Previously described by a journalist as the “Rowing Enigma”, Dirk Uittenbogaard has been on the international rowing scene since 2006. Originally a footballer Dirk made

Athlete Health & Fitness

Jack Hargreaves - Australian Rowing's Double World Champion in Crossy's Corner - Part 1

A rising star in Australian Rowing, Jack Hargreaves channelled the disappointment of missing the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 into becoming a back to back

Athlete Health & Fitness

GB Olympians | Crossy's Corner (John Collins and Karen Bennett)

John Collins and Karen Bennett are Team GB Rowers who both competed at the Rio Olympics (with Karen winning a Silver Medal) and have had

Coaching

Robert Sens | Crossy's Corner with the Austrian Rowing Coach - Part 1

As an athlete Robert Sens was a three time World Champion picking up medals in both the Men’s Pair and Men’s Quad before turning his

Athlete Health & Fitness

Clark Dean | Crossy's Corner with US Rowing's Rising Star - Part 1

Clark Dean may be a new name to many rowing fans, but even though he’s only 20 he’s ready made quite a mark on the

Coaching

Olympic athletes and coaches training in isolation

Covid-19 has really highlighted how important sport is to both spectator and competition. With the eventual postponement of Tokyo 2020 athletes were send away from

Coaching

Crossy's Corner with Matt Smith | Part 1 - Impact of Covid-19 on Future Rowing Events

Matt Smith is the Executive Director of World Rowing and in this interview he and Martin Cross discuss the future of rowing not just in

Athlete Health & Fitness

Olympic Rowing Legend | Crossy's Corner with Sir Matthew Pinsent - Part 1

Sir Matthew Pinsent is universally known throughout the rowing community, both as an outstanding Olympic Athlete with four Gold Medals from consecutive Olympics, but also

Coaching

Texas Rowing's Dave O'Neill in Crossy's Corner - Part 1

The Head Coach of Texas Rowing, Dave O’Neill loves the sport and his enthusiasm is infectious. In this edition of Crossy’s Corner, Martin Cross drags

Athlete Health & Fitness

New Zealand World Champion Women 2- and 8+ | Crossy's Corner (Gowler and Prendergast)

Most rowers will know what it feels like to have doubled up at a regatta, but most will not have tried it at a World

Athlete Health & Fitness

Preparation for Tokyo Olympics: Crossy's Corner (Olli Zeidler)

Martin Cross interviews Oliver Zeidler, the 2019 World Champion single sculler from Germany. The interview took place during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown and covers a