Portsmouth students aim for British record

The University of Portsmouth’s student rowers have got a British record in their sights this weekend, when they aim to row 48 hours non-stop for charity.

Raising funds for Help the Heroes and the Teenage Cancer Trust, Portsmouth University Rowing Club is aiming to row more than the current record of 685,000m – each rower taking a 15, 30, or 60 minute stint on one of two indoor rowing machines.

Starting at 6pm on Friday (March 1st), members of the club will row non-stop until Sunday evening with the challenge streamed live over the internet.

“Due to limited equipment and facilities we sometimes struggle to take our members out into boats and to events,” UPRC said on their Virgin Money Giving page. “With this event we hope to get as many people as possible taking part to hopefully set a new record.

“Any amount of sponsorship will be greatly appreciated and will go towards a great cause.”

You can watch the rowing club’s challenge LIVE from 6pm on Friday by visiting http://www.ustream.tv/channel/uprc-48hr-charity-row.

To make a donation and help the club reach its £1,000 target, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=UPSURowingClubCharityRow&isTeam=true.