Homerton College sets world rowing record

Image credit: Homerton College Boat Club via Facebook

The Homerton College Boat Club (HCBC) set a new world record for the Mixed Team Longest Continuous Row on the rowing machine yesterday morning, at 10.20 a.m. (Tuesday, May 16).

The Homerton team have surpassed the previous record of 3 days, 1 hour and 25 minutes set by Newcastle University Boat Club, but will continue to row for the next day and a half.

The rowers have been working in shifts to keep the flywheel spinning, in a team that includes Claire Lambe, member of this year’s boat race winners Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club. The action took place in the Buttery of Homerton College, and was streamed live on a YouTube live feed.

HCBC have been rowing to raise £5000 for sporting equipment, including a loudspeaker, blade handles and a cox box. Its JustGiving page states: “This fundraiser comes at an urgent time of need for the college as we look to repair and replace our current equipment.

“Our target sum of £5000 will help us achieve all the repairs necessary for the coming year, to keep our club running and our members safe.”

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