Rowing 1 million metres - in an afternoon

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Rowers in Bonn Square

Elite athletes from Oxford Brookes University Boat Club (OBUBC) rowed an incredible 1,000,000m in just under four hours – without even hitting the water.

Fifty members of our squad rowed 1,000km (622 miles) on the machines set up in Bonn Square in the centre of Oxford.

The boat club raised £1407 for the children’s sport charity Youth Sport Trust.

The club is now trying to buy a new boat for Henley Royal Regatta this July and is seeking everyone’s support.

You can help the squad raise money for a new boat by "following" their Spotify playlist. The team have a chance to win £10,000 that will go towards the new craft.