This question makes me laugh every time. It’s by far the most popular question about the row around Great Britain. People get scared about asking it but everyone wants to know. I, on the other hand, am not scared with my answer. I even bring props to my presentations 😂 Read the answer here. Continue reading Is There A Toilet On The Boat?
Whilst chatting to a friend the other day, they made the most bizarre comment about my fundraising for the Great British Row. Read what they had to say here! Continue reading Some Call It Luck
When rowing around Great Britain, we won’t eat normal food. Click here to read what I will be eating on the boat. All my Round Great Britain rowing adventures will now be documented on emoov.co.uk Continue reading What Will I Eat On The Boat?
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
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!
That’s step 1 done.At least I got out of bed after 36 hours of festering in my own misery. In that time I didn’t open the curtains despite it being a wonderful sunny Good Friday. I didn’t eat. I barely drank anything and cried most of the time. I threw in some sleep for good measure but didn’t shower or brush my teeth. I’m still in … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Fundraiser
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
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
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
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