Friday, February 26, 2010
Congratulations Charlie Pitcher, Atlantic Rower
I have posted two previous Blog entries about Charlie Pitcher, the Atlantic Rower I met at Burnham Marina at the end of one of his training sessions. In my last Blog entry about Charlie my concluding words were:
“Unless anything goes wrong, Charlie has a very good chance of being the winner. As I type, he is in front of the fleet with a 50 mile lead on his nearest competitor. He is very fit and in fighting form. He may even break the existing record time for a solo rower."
Well, Charlie was first, and he broke the record! Not only was he the first solo rower to cross the finish line at Antigua, but he was well ahead of all the other boats, including doubles. He took 52 days 6 hours and 47 minutes to row a distance of 2,551 miles.
One of the reasons for Charlie’s participation in the Woodvale Challenge Atlantic Rowing Race was to raise money for the Renal Department of Adenbrookes Hospital. Staff and Patrons of the Hospital can be exceptionally proud of Charlie and grateful for the donations given by those who support the Hospital and Charlie in his efforts at raising the money.
Well done, Charlie!
My previous Blog entries about Charlie
Charlie’s web site
Charlie’s Donation web site
Addenbrookes Hospital and Charlie
Atlantic Rowing Race