Trio prepare for Talisker Atlantic Challenge

Three female rowers from Exeter, who are busy preparing for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge next year, have just completed a 24-hour non-stop marathon as part of their intense training programme.

They are also raising money for their charity, Surfers Against Sewage, in their Plastic Free Coastlines campaign.

Kirsty Barker, Kate Salmon and Rosalind West completed their exhausting row and accumulated a total of 272,840 metres of the Concept ergos, which amounted to just under five per cent of their total Atlantic race distance.

An exhausted trio offered “big thanks” to “everyone who came and had a chat, donated and showed their support”, adding: “It’s truly lovely and reaffirms our drive to take this challenge on.”

The trio have taken on a challenge of a lifetime to enter one of the toughest ocean races in the world and will involve rowing more than 3000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda.

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