Million Metre Row Fundraiser
12.01.2014, 14:51 by Belinda Robb
In March last year, Falstaff Dowling-Mitchell spent a week volunteering in Ngaramtoni. At 9am on Wednesday 15th January he will be embarking on a massive challenge to raise money for PROJECT NEEMA and Home of Hope Foundation.
Falstaff, along with friend Aaron Ellis, will be taking the Million Metre Row challenge. This involves taking turns to row in 2 hour shifts until they hit 1 million metres!!!
Watch a video of the boys explaining it all in this news article:
From their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/millionmeterrow):
Falstaff Dowling-Mitchell and Aaron Ellis are attempting to break two world records. The first record is called the Million Metre Row. For this record there is one rowing machine that is NOT ALLOWED TO STOP. Aaron and Falstaff take turns to work the rower in 2 hour shifts for every minute of the day and try to keep up a pace that will see them reach the distance of a million metres (1000 km) in less than 3 days and 10 hours, which is the current record.
The second record they will try to break is the Longest Continual Row. Again there is one rowing machine that is NOT ALLOWED TO STOP. Aaron and Falstaff take turns to work the rower in two hour shifts for every minute of the day. In this record it does not matter what distance you row as long as the rowing machine does not stop going. The record at the moment stands at 4 days and 14 hours so they aim to keep the machine going for longer than that.
You can keep updated on their progress during the challenge on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/millionmeterrow.
This is a huge challenge that these men have set themselves. We are incredibly grateful for Falstaff’s ongoing support.
GOOD LUCK BOYS!