Rugby Triathlon Club Break the British Indoor Rowing Record
On the 3rd January, Paul Clarke along with nine other members of the Rugby Triathlon Club, successfully rowed a marathon (26 miles, 385 yards/41.195 km). One of the club members, Hywel Davies (Ironman Triathlete) successfully broke the British record, which has now been verified by Concept 2 USA and stands at an official time of 02:36.43.
After the success of the rowing marathon, Hywel will be attempting to break the world lightweight record for rowing 100k on a Concept 2 rowing machine on 7th Feb 2010. The current record is at 02:01.2/500m pace and in the 2 months leading up to the attempt, Hywel will have rowed over 1 million metres in training. Members of the Rugby Triathlon Club will be forming teams to complete the same distance at the same pace to support Hywel in his world record attempt.
Having already raised money for a worthy local cause during the marathon event, they are now raising for the same charity and the Haiti appeal and are grateful for continuing support. They have set up donation pages as follows: