Atlantic Dream Challenge - 26 Hours Total Row Time - A World Record!

Two brave adventurers from Tyne and Wear are training to be in peak physical condition to power their dream to take on the world’s toughest rowing race across the Atlantic. Paul Hopkins (age 55) and Philip Pugh (age 65) - aka Two P’s in a Pod - will be tested to the limits of their physical and mental strength to achieve something unthinkable for two amazing charities, Tiny Lives and The Firefighters Charity.

To raise funds for their chosen charities and to provide our customers with a fun-packed couple of days at Maling Hall, Phil and Paul succeeded in breaking the world record for the longest continuous row! They took it in turns - one hour at a time - from 7pm on Friday 12th April right through to 9pm on Saturday 13th. A total of 26 hours!

On Saturday, local band The Cast Offs provided the music from 5pm, covering a great selection of songs from different decades. Including hits by Imelda May, Amy Winehouse, The Third Degree, The Doobie Brothers, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, ABBA, George Ezra, Nancy Sinatra and many more!

Fundraising options included signing the boat that Paul and Phil will be crossing the Atlantic in, competing on the ‘spare’ rowing machine for the fastest time, taking part in the raffle and guessing the total distance that the duo rowed during the 26 hours.

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Joseph Watson