Whimple man out to make history by smashing rowing record for charity
PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 June 2018
A Whimple man is aiming to make history by smashing the world record for the longest distance rowed in an hour – all to support a health charity.
Neil Hitt needs to break the existing world record of 278,229m – meaning he can only allow himself a three minute break every hour.
The rest of the time he must keep pulling on the handle or he will fall behind the punishing schedule he has set.
Neil’s challenge will aim to raise valuable funds for Hospiscare, which runs a day hospice in Honiton.
Working with Exeter University it has been calculated he will burn 17,000 calories over the 24 hours and take over 30,000 strokes.
Neil, who has been training specifically for the arduous challenge for the last nine months is also taking on the mighty challenge to support Cancer Research UK.
Check out his Just Giving pages to read more and support his cause.
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