Yesterday we hosted our very first event – Row A Marathon On London Marathon Day.
Our friends at Concept2 UK provided us with 30 rowing machines and we did not think for a second we would fill them all…….. oh, how we were wrong.
The day was a roaring success with 36 participants attending – 5 teams and 16 solo rowers taking on the 42,195m challenge, with an additional 6 people doing it remotely.
Our event took place at Crossfit Panic in Melton Mowbray, where we were joined by a bunch of extremely determined people. Some of which included a female British powerlifting champion, a female 3 times British indoor rowing record holder, male indoor rowing marathon World record holder, Crossfit enthusiasts, a world class breed of obstacle racers, families, friends and Megan, Genevieve and Bronte, aged 11, 11 and 10.
It was an incredible mix of people, ages, backgrounds and sports and everyone pulled together to support one another.
We are so fortunate to have a fantastic support network of sponsors that helped our day go smoothly, with hydration, supplements, food and morale boosts.
Go Coco– Coconut Water
Meridian Foods – Peanut Butter
Hovis – Seed Sensation Chia Seed Bread in association with The Chia Co.
GU Energy UK – Energy Gels and Chews
Lyo Food – Freeze Dried Foods
Tesco Melton Mowbray – Bottled Water and Bags.
The funds raised will go towards our exciting adventure to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.
We also made some cash for our charities Evergreen Care Trust and The Royal Marines Charity.