100k Challenge on a Concept2 indoor rower

Although not technically Economics you could say it does relate to Behavioural Economics and Happiness – the utility of completing a 100k row after 3 months and over 800k’s of training. The marginal utility of the last 5k’s was very high

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Starting at 5.30am on Friday 10th May, myself and Jim Potts (Director of Sport at King’s College) rowed 100km each on a Concept2 rower – Jim 8 hours 10 minutes, myself 8 hours 15 minutes. The idea behind the challenge was to raise awareness for youth mental health issues and to raise much needed funds for the Key To Life Charitable Trust.

Assisting us in achieving 100km, we managed to persuade a crew of 15 other staff members and parents who sat along side us and row 100 minutes each in relay. Many thanks to:

Kris Brewin, Ged Leicester, Udi and Marcel Delport, Onasai Auvaa, Daryl Williams, Daniel Mitchell, John Payne, Matt Cowie, Yvette and Richard Hall, Jonathan Ogg, Matt Tooman, Brendan Boreham and Sarah Couillault. Thanks also to all the students and teachers who dropped by during the day – it definitely helped us through.

Below is a photo from the day – Jim is on the extreme left and I am on the lighter coloured Concept2 rowing machine.

You can still donate – see link below:

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/the-100-challenge

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