Andy Cole completed his marathon row of 42,195 metres on January 23, 2016 at Sainsbury’s Superstore Newquay, in just under 3 hours 06 minutes. He has raised over £1,800 so far – way to go Andy : )) Donations still welcomed via www.justgiving.com/ANDY-Cole5
This time means he is now ranked (verified by Concept 2) #5 in UK and # 10 in World for his age category 60-69 in the current Concept 2 (the 2016 season runs from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016) rankings on the http://www.concept2.co.uk/ web site, the indoor rowing machine company used by all the world’s top rowers.
Andy trained for three months in order to complete this challenge for his two chosen charities, CLIC Sargent and The Memory Café Newquay and he has raised over £1800 with promises of more to come. To add to this amount please go to Just Giving
These are a few of the comments left on Andy’s Just Giving page
Row upon row of steady strokes – but dont give yourself a stroke. Wishing you a successful marathon.
good luck, pull a fast one
Great cause! Job well done!
What a marathon effort – congratulations on your achievement :))
And one from thisisnewquay.com – Congratulations Andy for completing your marathon – great strokes for folks.
Many people helped him achieve his first ever marathon row. Jos his wife and his family for all their support both on the day and in his training, Jonathan Start from Start and Co for their generous sponsorship, Hannah and Nigel Eustice for all their help, Alistair from Sainsbury’s Store, members of St Michael Lodge, Denis and Jan Dent, Bob Morgan, Newquay Lions Club, Tom and everyone who has donated.
Andy Cole will continue rowing and may look to better his time in the future.