SYC is teaming up with on-board exercise specialists Gym Marine to bring you the first of a series of fund-raising challenges. We are going to span the gap between our two COVID-cancelled events in Southampton and Palma in a team relay format by Running, Rowing and Riding. To make this possible, we will need to use gym equipment and this is where Gym Marine are more than just a sponsor. We will use their Broad St, Bath HQ as our base of operations, with some team members working out at home and others basing themselves at Gym Marine for the duration. In the final hours the whole team will converge on Gym Marine to cross the virtual finish line together. All distances will be logged hourly onto the exercise app Strava and the whole event will be live streamed on Facebook.
We aim to raise a minimum of £500 per team member and complete the challenge in under 30 hours. The distances for each discipline are as follows:
- Running: Southampton to Dover – 143 Miles
- Rowing: Cross Channel + Barcelona to Mallorca – 150 miles
- Riding: France, Spain & Mallorca land portions – 828 miles
“Gym Marine are the leading experts in ergonomic and stylish design for on-board gymnasia and have long been a steady supporter of SYC. They were a natural first choice when we were looking for someone to help us get this challenge off the ground and we are delighted to have them as our challenge sponsor.” – Derek Munro, Chair of Superyacht Charities Foundation.
“We are really pleased that Gym Marine are able to help SYC with alternative fundraising activities. Hopefully many of our clients will be able to use their own workout spaces to take up the challenge set by SYC.“ Edward Thomas, CEO Gym Marine.
Once the SYC team have completed the distance, we are setting the double challenge for other teams to beat our funds raised and elapsed time totals. There will be a trophy for each, presented at the Southampton Ball in Spring 2021.
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Great initiative. Very excited, although slightly nervous to be taking up is challenge.
Good luck all.
Thank you Ed! It’ll be challenging indeed but our team spirit will carry us through! Best of luck.
… all respect to Derek and the SYC committee for keeping up the good charitable work. A novel idea in novel virus times … save some energy for the dancing at the Spring Ball … 😉
Many thanks for your support Ian!
Looking forward to the challenge, although with a little trepidation.
Feels good to be doing something to raise funds for others again.
Hopefully our March 27th 2021 Ball will still go ahead.
Best of luck Derek & the team! It’ll be a great challenge and all the pain will be worth it!