100km Indoor Rowing World Record

09/05/17 On Saturday 6th May 2017, I joined the Sub 7 indoor rowing team, to set a new World record for fastest team to row 100km. Rowing 20 strokes at maximum effort, followed by 4.5 minutes rest for 5.5 hours non-stop was tougher than it sounds. We rowed 100km in 5:36:30.5 and now have confirmation from Concept2 that we are World record holders 🏆 Thank you to … Continue reading 100km Indoor Rowing World Record

The Secret Life of a Fundraiser

Well….. that’s step 1 done…… At least I got out of bed after 36 hours. 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, cried most of the time, threw in some sleep for good measure, didn’t shower or brush my teeth. I’m still in the same clothes I was wearing 3 days … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Fundraiser

Tough Girl Podcast Part 3

Hello! Welcome to part 3 of the 7 Woman 7 Challenges Tough Girl Podcast. 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 that I am having a hard time with fundraising?” After an extremely busy day (video diary below) it seemed that the latter happened. I’ve … Continue reading Tough Girl Podcast Part 3

Radio Interview with BBC Essex

21/03/17 Well that 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. In turns out that Ronnie didn’t even ask much about my rowing challenge!  He had … Continue reading Radio Interview with BBC Essex

24 Hour Row in The Brentwood Gazette

I’m not quite sure how this slipped past me but I am in the local paper!!! This has made me laugh so much. I really know how to sell myself don’t I? “Charity achiever’s spent her time since on the sofa recovering”.  That is a laugh out loud moment! I don’t even remember saying that. Apart from getting the main title incorrect (another lol – … Continue reading 24 Hour Row in The Brentwood Gazette