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Internal News - 29 November 2007

CrewBath hope to row into record books for charity

Student rowers at the University of Bath are aiming to complete a gruelling 200km sponsored relay row in aid of the Stroke Association, in Bath city centre on Saturday 1 December.

The 34-strong mixed rowing team, CrewBath, is taking part in the ‘Stroke for stroke’ campaign, where volunteers across the UK will row the equivalent of a round-the-world trip to raise funds for the Stroke Association.

The CrewBath team will row in two teams, each rowing 100km continuously on separate rowing machines.

One of the teams, of six men and three women, will attempt to set a new British record as the fastest British Universities Sports Association small mixed team to complete 100km. The rowers will rotate after just 10 to 15 strokes in a spectacular sprint relay.

Alongside, the second team of 24 rowers will row a further 100km non-stop throughout the day, rotating every three to four kilometres.

The team is hoping to raise as much money as possible for the Stroke Association and to highlight the positive benefits of regular exercise to reduce the risk of stroke.

The Stroke Association will be on hand to talk to members of the public about strokes.

To sponsor CrewBath please see related links.