Stuart Wharton and Tony Lorrimer of Nottingham Rowing Club were in Newquay as part of the No Surrender Team that set a new world record.
The record was for a large team made up of individuals over the age of 70. The team was organised by Tommy Gee and three members of the team of 17 were over 80.
The challenge was to pull 100,000 metres on a Concept 2 rowing machine. Each team member pulled 20 strokes and then was replaced by the next man.
The rotation was maintained until the whole distance had been covered. The pace was maintained throughout the challenge.
The final time was five hours, 45 minutes and eight seconds, which was five minutes quicker than the time set by the small team last year.
All members of last year’s small team, bar one, were there. The no-show was banned by his spouse. It happens even at 70.
The event took place at the Griffin Inn and at the same time there were two others teams doing the same challenge for men over 60 and women over 60. Both teams broke the existing records as well.
The evening meal was a cause for celebration and everyone thanked Tommy Gee for his hard work in arranging the whole event.
The teams raised over £1,000 for Fleet ambulance service.