Cornish Rowing Club take on the distance to Tokyo for charity

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Cornish Rowing Club take on the distance to Tokyo for charity

Published at 3:30pm 23rd May 2020. (Updated at 3:50pm 23rd May 2020)

The members of Castledore Rowing Club, Golant, have come together to take on the distance to Tokyo to raise money for the Cornwall Community Foundation with their Rowing For Gold challenge.

With training schedules disrupted, a few members created the idea of a collective challenge to keep up the motivation and make use of all the metres they were racking up whilst training individually.

In their Rowing For Gold challenge, the team will be rowing, running and cycling the distance between Cornwall and the Tokyo Olympics - approximately 6,107 miles away!

With 30 Castledore members involved in the challenge, they estimate it'll take them another one and a half, to two months, to complete the huge distance. 

'As we aren’t able to train in our usual settings, motivation is a struggle and giving our club something to work towards seemed a good way to keep everyone engaged whilst being part of something great for charity.

It’s nice to know that we can still work together and strive for something despite being apart. I also know that every single metre counts, so that pushes me to work that little bit harder'.

Jade Colton - Castledore Rowing Club

They're aiming to raise £500 during their Rowing For Gold challenge, which will go to the Cornwall Community Foundation, who support local projects around the county. 

Every donation no matter how big or small will help, so if you want to donate, you can do so on their Go Fund Me page, here.

If you would like to keep up with their progress, you can find all the up-to-date information on their facebook page.

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