On the 12th September 2018, Henry Blois-Brooke, of Oxford Brookes University BC, completed an insane feat of an Ultra-Marathon, along the Thames Path, in just over eight hours, after racing in both the U23 Worlds coxed four and the U23 European coxless-pair over the summer. Henry said although it was tough, he felt like he could and would push himself more in the future.
Most rowing athletes would take a break after the season Henry has completed. Since March 2019, Henry has won the Head of The River, Henley Royal Regatta and the World Rowing U23 Championships, however on the 14th August 2019, Henry finished a gruelling 192-mile run from the West to the East coast of the UK, raising over £2,200 for charity. The aim is to reach £3000 over the next few days, to donate to the cause click on the link at the top of the page.
The Wainwright Coast to Coast
More commonly known as a hill walk, spread out over a period of 12 days, the course he has chosen to tackle was officially created in 1973 by Alfred Wainwright. Starting at St Bees Head in Cumbria, on the west of the UK, the course will take Henry through three separate National Parks (Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors), before reaching the finishing point at Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, on the East coast.
Henry will be running for two separate charities throughout the course, splitting the proceeds 50/50.
The first charity Henry is running for is called Myaware. They support sufferers of Myasthenia Gravis, a disease that Henry's uncle has suffered from for the past ten years. It is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles. The money raised will go towards both researching for a cure, as well as supporting current sufferers and their families.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes is a charity that Henry and his family have supported in the past, most notably on his run last September. With future aims to join the Royal Marines, there is a close link between Henry and the Armed Services. Help for Heroes supports members of the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service.
Rory and the AllMarkOne Team