Zac's News


03.02.2014 News / Press

2008 Olympic champion Zac Purchase has not ruled out future sporting challenges but has called time on a rowing career which also saw him take Olympic silver in London. Purchase, with Mark Hunter, competed in the lightweight double scull - an event for which both men had to keep their...

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19.07.2013 News

Olympic gold and silver medallist Zac Purchase scared away the opposition at Henley Regatta last Sunday when he joined fellow members of a special Monsters University Rowing Team in a special race against Oxford University. Alongside his long-time rowing partner Mark Hunter and fellow lightweight rowers Chris Bartley and Adam...

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Zac joins sporting heroes to launch David Lloyd Leisure and Together for Short Lives partnership

07.05.2013 News

Zac joined forces with fellow sports heroes Steve Backley and Sophie Christiansen last Friday to take on a special superhero themed challenge at the launch of a charity partnership between David Lloyd Leisure and Together For Short Lives, the leading charity for UK children’s hospices. The dynamic trio were joined...

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Zac helps launch Goring Gap Boat Club appeal

22.03.2013 News

Zac was the guest speaker at the launch of Goring Gap Boat Club’s fundraising appeal for their new boathouse last night. Held at Goring Village Hall, the evening brought together the club’s members and families to discuss the plans for the club’s new boathouse, progress to date and to launch...

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Follow Zac’s Sporting Life with StreetGames

10.03.2013 News

Zac is honoured to have joined UK sports charity StreetGames as an ambassador as he seeks to contribute to the legacy left by London 2012. Zac is featured in a series of exclusive interviews with other StreetGames sporting celebrity ambassadors, featured on the StreetGames website, giving a unique insight into...

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Zac takes part in Goring 10K run

03.03.2013 News

Zac returned to competitive action last weekend for the first time since the Olympic Games last August, joining several hundred runners in the Goring-on-Thames 10K. Zac used the event as part of a continued training programme in preparation for the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon which he hopes to contest in...

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Zac recognised at Get Berkshire Active Inspiration Awards

11.02.2013 News

Zac was one of the award-winners at the inaugural Get Berkshire Active Inspiration and Participation Awards at Reading’s Madejski Stadium on the 8TH February. Zac was on hand to present several of the awards to the worthy winners in a ceremony attended by over 240 people including 100 nominees and...

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