MKRC Boatathon 2014

On 5th May 2014 a team of 10 crazy members of MKRC have set themselves a challenge of running the MK half marathon carrying a boat and oars.

They are not only doing this for the personal challenge but to raise money for a greatly needed rowing Eight for the club. This will benefit all members of the club both male and female as it will ensure that both the men and women can train in 8s simultaneously. It will also increase resources available for the Learn to Row training courses, increasing membership capacity and inevitably the sustainability of the club.

So lets get behind the team;

Lou, Louisa, Heidi, Trish, Nick, Tim, Benn, Gavin, Steve B & Chris

The half marathon course is through the streets and parks of MK ending in the MK Dons stadium. The event will be watched by thousands of people including local press, radio and TV.


You can help by encouraging your employers to sponsor the boat and team, by taking the leaflets and sponsorship package information to your local businesses, restaurants and anyone who may be interested in the great publicity that this challenge will generate.

Already, Chiswell Fireplaces are sponsoring the oars that will be carried

and local company TFM Networks Ltd has kindly offered to sponsor the kit for the team

"TFM Networks Ltd is proud to sponsor the MKRC Boatathon Team. This Buckinghamshire based company is a market leading Telecom Provider offering a complete range of Business Only ‘fit for purpose’ services ranging from data, voice and mobile through to fully integrated and converged solutions."


You can also donate directly by visiting our LocalGiving page and going to the Projects tab