100km Indoor Rowing World Record

On Saturday 6th May 2017, I joined the Sub 7 indoor rowing team, to set a new World record for the fastest team to row 100km. Rowing 20 strokes at maximum effort, followed by 4.5 minutes rest for 5.5 hours non-stop seemed doable, but it turned out it was tougher than it sounds. We rowed 100km in 5:36:30.5 and now have confirmation from Concept2 that we are … Continue reading 100km Indoor Rowing World Record

It Finally Happened!

20/04/17 After my last post, I figured it was only fair to deliver you a slightly more upbeat running commentary of my fundraising antics. Yesterday I secured a major sponsor! I am delighted to announce that eMoov will be the Lead Sponsor for my 1,800 mile rowing challenge around Great Britain! It hasn’t really sunk it yet.Have you ever wanted and worked for something so much, … Continue reading It Finally Happened!

Tough Girl Podcast Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of the 7 Woman 7 Challenges Tough Girl Podcast. I feature at 2:47.30 Minutes before this interview, I was busy having a battle with myself….. “Shall I pretend everything is ok and be positive?” or “shall I tell the truth and say I’m having a hard time¬†with fundraising?” After an extremely full¬†day (video diary below) it seemed the latter happened. I’ve … Continue reading Tough Girl Podcast Part 3

Phoenix FM Interview before the Great British Row

28/03/17The guys from Phoenix FM were celebrating their 10th birthday and hosting the show on the road, which was fascinating to see. A few bits of technology¬†whizzed their voices and music across to 40,000 people in Essex. Incredible! I’d have imagined several¬†vans parked outside with massive satellites attached to the roof but no, apparently all they needed was decent wifi. Check out my interview here: Continue reading Phoenix FM Interview before the Great British Row

Radio Interview with BBC Essex

21/03/17That was¬†exciting! ¬†I just got interviewed on The Ronnie Barbour Show on BBC Essex Radio. After getting to grips with doing interviews on the Tough Girl podcast, I didn’t feel as nervous as I usually do and arrived all prepared with cue cards in case I got tongue tied. It turns out Ronnie didn’t even ask much about my rowing challenge. He had been delving into … Continue reading Radio Interview with BBC Essex

Bushcraft Skills Course Review

13/02/17In another impromptu moment, I was invited to attend a bushcraft and survival skills course at¬†Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. ¬†Without hesitation, of course Isaid yes. The 6.5 hour course, hosted by the Institute for Outdoor Learning¬†cost ¬£45 for members and ¬£90 for non-members and covered the following: Confident fire lighting Using natural materials for survival and shelter Tarps and shelters Knot skills Bushcraft games Course leaders … Continue reading Bushcraft Skills Course Review