Who says rowers don't run!?
The University of Bristol Boat Club and University of Bath Boat Club will be leaving their boats in the boathouse and putting their trainers on instead to challenge the commonly held view that rowers make for terrible runners. They will be racing each other across a 5km cross-country course between their two boathouses in order to raise some £££. This is the first time the two largest university rowing clubs of the South West will be coming together in an event of this size and it promises to be an exciting day of racing.
They are raising money for Rowing Together for Healthy Minds, set up by ex-club Captain at Bristol, Tommy Nicholson and in order to train up a ‘Welfare Officer’ for the club at Bristol. RTHM aims to raise awareness of mental health issues within the rowing community in partnership with Mind UK. The charity have made a huge impact on the rowing community over the last year Any additional funds raised will go to both boat clubs who rely on fundraising to support equipment purchases and day to day operations.