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7 August

OV claims new World Record

A few weeks ago we reported that OV Harry Guy (Ch 10-17) and his University boat club team mate Hugh were attempting to break the World Record for the lightweight two-man indoor rowing 24 hour row. We are delighted to announce that they did it!  Harry got in touch to tell us how it went.

“The row itself was incredibly challenging, both mentally and physically, as we dealt with increasing tiredness and physical fatigue. However, we’re very proud of how much money we were able to raise in the process, as well as the final result. We’ve raised almost £3,500 between us for two incredibly worthwhile causes.

I’d like to thank all the OVs who supported us, whether that was by donating, sending a message of encouragement, or even those who sent a message telling me how crazy we were for sitting on a rowing machine for 24 hours straight! We couldn’t have done it without the support we received so a big thank you to everyone who got involved.

Our effort has now been officially recognised by Concept2, which makes us the lightweight world record holders and the overall British record holders, having rowed a total distance of 365,046m in 24 hours – just over the distance from London to Paris.”

Our congratulations got to Harry and Hugh for this fantastic effort!