One man, one machine, one million metres!

Indoor rowing

Indoor rowing

Half a marathon is 21.1 km, or 21,097 metres long.  That is a long way.  It takes my friend Mark about 1 hour 20 minutes to row it on the indoor rowers here at work.  The British record for his division is 1 hour 13 minutes.  So Mark is going at a very good pace, and he is working his body hard! Almost everyone I tell is very impressed by this…then I tell them that he is going to do 50 of these half marathons over the course of 60 days…then everyone is impressed! Other ways of saying 50 half marathons include:

  • 1,054,850 metres.
  • 1,054 km.
  • 655 miles.
  • From Scotland to Iceland.

He has worn out 2 pairs of trainers and 2 pairs of gloves in training already, and he doesn’t even officially start until July 2nd! But he is putting himself through this hell for a very good reason.  It is for a local 9 year old girl who broke her neck (2nd vertebra) last year.  She is now totally paralysed and will be on ventilator for the rest of her life. If you have a few minutes spare, please watch the video below to find out more.

Or you can click below to download a pdf explaining.

MARK – Bel 1.