Woodbridge: Olympic hero in town to tell comeback tale

A SUFFOLK town is set to welcome an Olympic hero, following his emotional return to rowing at this summer’s Games.

Greg Searle was tempted out of retirement and back to the boat 20 years after winning gold at Barcelona in 1992.

The 40-year-old, who claimed bronze with the men’s eight at Eton Dorney, tells his comeback story in a new book, which he will be discussing when he visits Woodbridge next month.

If Not Now, When? documents Searle’s dedication to teamwork and loyalty, the struggle to deal with disappointment, and the will to win.

Published last month as an ebook and in hardback by Macmillan, the book will be the focus of a talk from 7.30pm at the Community Hall on Thursday, October 25.


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The book will also be on sale, with the author available to sign copies.

Tickets are �6 and available from Browsers Bookshop, 60 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, or by calling 01394 388890.

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