Dronfield gym’s 24 hour indoor rowing challenge

Richard Campos completes his one million metre indoor rowing challenge at Woodlands Fitness centre in Dronfield,in August.
Richard Campos completes his one million metre indoor rowing challenge at Woodlands Fitness centre in Dronfield,in August.
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Charity campaigners are trying to smash a British indoor rowing record in a Dronfield gym.

The plan is to row more than 347,000 metres non-stop over 24 hours with a 10-person team (November 28-9.)

Organiser Richard Campos, from Norton, Sheffield explained: “The team will comprise of ladies and men across all age groups.

“Each person will row for two minutes and then hand over to the next team member. The aim is to row an average 500 metres every two minutes. They will then have 18 minutes rest between their rowing slots.”

The idea behind the day-long row is to provide cash for two local charities.

“The Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the ARC antenatal charity will be benefiting from our efforts” he said.

“We are thinking of charging spectators and donating the proceeds to the charities.”

Campos, a retired business consultant, 62, is no stranger to epic indoor rowing challenges.

In August, at Woodlands gym, he competed a stint covering the equivalent of one million metres (621 miles) He raised £1,800 for Arc.