Posted on: 19th July, 2017 by Oar Sport

In a nutshell, sports change lives – for those participating and those around those participating!

By heck do I know that – I was one of the lucky ones who found something I enjoyed early on in my life and have continued dipping in and out of over the years. It has kept me on track and knocked me off at times but whatever it has done, it has provided a foundation to build on. I know for certain that the people I have met through my sport makes it something I want to go back to time and time again for different reasons. Including this one. 

I haven’t really ‘trained’ much over the last couple of years so this 100 mile row will be more of a challenge than in previous years…. and it will hurt!! Whether I manage to row the full distance or help as support crew on the towpath or in the coxes seat I will be in the crew in spirit for the full distance and beyond.

We’re a mixed group of rowers & scullers most of whom haven’t been in a boat together at all so it’s going to be lots of scratch crews for long distances….and all this for charity. Needless to say there are lots of emotions stirring as we’re coming closer to kick off on Thursday morning … anticipation, excitement, fear, panic …but most of all I am proud to be part of a team who are attempting to do the little bit they can to help others to make a small difference along the way.

We’re starting at Oxford on Thursday morning and heading 100 miles downstream in the general direction of Thames Rowing Club.  We’ll be keeping you all up-to date on social media on our trials and tribulations, tears and tantrums which will hopefully encourage you to support our deed.

MOST importantly please donate anything you can to help us reach our target…..for those it will make a difference to

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Follow the Oarsport and Jolly Rowers social media this weekend to see how they are getting on! 

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