We are delighted to announce that Neal Marsh, of JSPC Computer Services, successfully broke the Concept2 World Record for the longest continual indoor row after completing an incredible 80 hours on the rowing machine in aid of Love Your Hospital charity.
The challenge began at 9am on Thursday 4th December and finished at 5pm on Sunday 7th December in the Penguin Foyer at Worthing Hospital. Neal rowed continually without sleep, being supported by friends, colleagues and well-wishers who all kept him awake and fed. The row lasted for over three days and saw him accomplish an amazing 578,900m and 100,000 oar strokes in total.
Neal has so far raised an incredible £2430 for Love Your Hospital and Worthing Hospital’s Neonatal Ward. He is still accepting donations for this worthy cause, so if you could spare something please see his Just Giving page to donate www.justgiving.com/indoor-rowWR
The current Guinness World Record holder, Stuart Cleary from Queensland in Australia, held a record of three days and six hours, which Neal managed to surpass on the Sunday night and awaits for official confirmation from Guinness World Records on his record-breaking achievement.
“I’m so pleased we have managed to raise so much for Love Your Hospital,” commented Neal, “the fundraising is still continuing and hopefully they will benefit even further.”