Three men took on the challenge of a 42.2km marathon row and raised over £600 for charity in the process.
The event, held on the terrace of the De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) on May 4, was organised by PH Fitness, supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the DLWP, with two of the men attempting to smash British Records.
Paul Holdaway, Lee Holdaway and Gary Winterton completed the marathon row on Concept 2 rowing machines.
Months of hard training, in which they all averaged 60-80km of rowing a week paid off, setting the foundation for the men to tackle the marathon distance.
Lee succeeded in breaking the British Over 60’s record by 45 seconds with his time of 2hrs 47 mins. Gary achieved his target of 3hrs 8 mins and said completing the marathon marked a great personal journey. Paul had hoped to break the British Lightweight (below 75 kg) men’s marathon record of 2 hours 36 mins 43 seconds but it wasn’t to be. “To break the British records is a very tough challenge. I didn’t break the British record but I am having another crack at it in a few months.”
The £645 raised will be split between local charity, the Alex Hall Memorial Fund, and the BHF. Donations can still be made at: www.justgiving.com/Paul-Holdaway1.