RowRunner Challenge raises more than £4,000 for Cumbrian charity

On Saturday 21 July 2018 seven fearless members of the MHA Moore and Smalley team took on an incredible feat of endurance.

Liam Platt, Ian Waddingham, Alex Gardner, Carolyn Kevan and three others rowed the full length of Windermere (10 miles) from north to south to arrive at Gummers How. At this point Ian and Liam jumped out of the boat and ran up to the peak of Gummers How, a height of 321m, then back down again to the boat. The team then rowed all the way back to the north of the Lake to complete the challenge.

The MHA Moore and Smalley team competed against 5 other boats from Crosby Granger, Temple Heelis, In Group and The Cumberland Building Society in this gruelling test.

The team from Crosby Granger were crowned RowRunner Champions 2018 completing the challenge in an impressively fast time of 5 hours 22 minutes. The MHA Moore and Smalley team finished in a respectable 6 hours and 4 minutes.

The event was organised by Richard Moore, Head of Business Services at Temple Heelis as a fund-raiser for the Brathay Trust, a Windermere based charity.

After the event, Scott Umpleby, Head of Fundraising at The Brathay Trust said “I just want to say a big thank you to all the teams for taking part and also to those people that supported and sponsored the teams. The overall fundraising total is currently £4,022 with donations still coming in. The money will make a significant difference and help Brathay to support even more children & young people.”

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