Back in June, we were delighted to welcome Nuts Over The Atlantic to the Fitness Festival. Mark, Steve, Dan and Jon make up the Nuts team and they are busy readying themselves for one of the toughest races on Earth; The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in aid of The Movember Foundation, a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Every member of Team Nuts has been directly or indirectly affected by the causes Movember stands for - testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Not content with taking on this mammoth challenge, the team are aiming to raise £100,000 to support The Movember Foundation.
On 17th November the SWEAT Southsea team and community will aim to row continuously for a combined 48 hour period on our two indoor rowers to raise help raise awareness, and funds in support of the Nuts Over The Atlantic team and The Movember Foundation.
About the Atlantic Challenge: Crossing the Atlantic is never an easy undertaking, but people have been making the journey for hundreds of years. The very first crossings were made to discover and explore new lands. Today, most crossings are made by huge cargo ships exporting essential commodities across the ocean. But some daring people choose to cross the Atlantic to test the limit of their physical and mental strength; to achieve something unthinkable.
The idea of the Atlantic Challenge race came to Sir Chay Blyth whilst he was rowing the Atlantic Ocean in 1966 with John Ridgeway. It was a 92 day battle against hurricanes, 50 foot waves and near starvation. It’s no surprise then that more people have been into space, or climbed Everest than have rowed the Atlantic. It takes a certain kind of person to keep going when faced with the intense heat, salt blisters, sharks and sleep deprivation.
Our event on 17th November is a small gesture to show support for this incredible challenge.
The SWEAT Nuts Team!
We are aiming to row continuously on two indoor rowers over a 24 hour period! That means 48 hours worth of rowing.
We'll be adding to the team line-up below as and when volunteers come forward:
Friday 17th - Saturday 18th November
10:30am - 11:30am Abbie Ricketts + Katy Sexton MBE
11:30am - 12:30pm Katy Sexton MBE + Max Eacott
12:30pm - 1:30pm Max Eacott + Alistair Thompson
1:30pm - 2:30pm Lily Holloway + Yasmin Antonia
2:30pm - 3:30pm Luke Newton + Peter Leonard
3:30pm - 4:30pm Sam Moss + Yasmin Antonia
4:30pm - 5:30pm Lily Holloway + Lissie Cervenka
5:30pm - 6:30pm Sam Moss + Yasmin Antonia
6:30pm - 7:30pm Lily Holloway + Dan Rebolledo
7:30pm - 8:30pm Lexie Cunningham + Aaron Payne
8:30pm - 9:30pm Brian Beagan + Stuart Johnson
9:30pm - 10:30pm Brian Beagan + Matt Davis
10:30pm - 11:30pm Scott Harper + Beverley Rimmer
11:30pm - 12:30am Portsmouth Liberal Democrats
12:30am - 1:30am Stuart Walsh + Portsmouth Liberal Democrats
1:30am - 2:30am Lee Pinnock + Stuart Walsh
2:30am - 3:30am Luke Newton + Stuart Walsh
3:30am - 4:30am Yasmin Antonia + Sonya Newton
4:30am - 5:30am Peter Leonard (Portsmouth Cathedral) + Kathryn Williams
5:30am - 6:30am Lynn Holloway + Lily Holloway
6:30am - 7:30am Andy Tomasso + Jo Scrivener
7:30am - 8:30am Kev Holloway + Alison Cordwell
8:30am - 9:30am Lily Holloway + Stuart Horlock
9:30am - 10:30am Fiona Murray + Ahsana Nabilah Choudhury