August 31, 2016

Back in training for The Celtic Challenge

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Last night, just before we embarked on a test run in the Sheila Lewis

Team selfie – Last night, just before we embarked on a test run in an unfamiliar boat, the ‘Sheila Lewis’

Ian's son, Oliver (Y3) painted this picture of "Dad’s rowing holiday" on Sunday. Prophetic.

Oliver (Y3) who is the son of one of our rowers, painted this picture of “Dad’s rowing holiday” shortly before the race was cancelled last year. Prophetic.

This weekend marks the start of our training for The Celtic Challenge, a 95 mile race across the Irish Sea, from Arklow in Ireland to Aberystwyth in Wales.

The Celtic Challenge is the longest true rowing race and it will next take place in Spring 2017. We entered for the first time last year, however the event was cancelled owing to bad weather, so we are aiming to make good on our commitment to complete the challenge this time round, weather conditions permitting.

Thank you to all the Team Margot rowers ! and also to everyone who has supported us and continues to do so.

Snaps of our two boats from last year's Great River Race

Our two boats in action at last year’s Great River Race

As part of our ‘warm up’, we have entered three boats (two of which are Celtic Longboats) in the Great River Race this Saturday – a 21 mile race along the Thames starting in London’s Docklands and ending in Ham. We are 24 rowers in total and last night a dozen of us took the ‘Sheila Lewis’ out for a test run in Richmond Upon Thames, in advance of our first outing.

Team Margot
Together, saving lives

 

Previous posts about Team Margot Rowers:

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The Celtic Challenge 2016 has been CANCELLED

training in Lymington earlier this year

training in Lymington earlier this year

http://www.teammargot.com/day-trip-to-lymington-for-sea-rowing-practise/

Getting ready for The Celtic Challenge 2016

during last year's Great River Race

during last year’s Great River Race

Guest blog: Team Margot were “OARsome” at The Great River Race

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015) & Margot (2012-2014)

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