SPACE support for BROARNews
Team BROAR are three Scottish brothers rowing across the Atlantic Ocean this December for two charities: Children 1st & Feedback Madagascar. In doing so, they aim to be the first three brothers and youngest trio to row across any ocean. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3,000 mile unsupported rowing race from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. Known as the ‘world’s toughest row’, it is one of the most demanding endurance events on the planet. For 40-60 days, the three brothers will face busy shipping lanes, Atlantic storms, up to 40ft waves, and 11 species of shark. They will row in shift patterns of 2 hours on 1 hour off, 24 hours a day, and as a result will be plagued by exhaustion and hallucinations.
Preparing for such a challenge is a monstrous task. In particular the physical training which sees them in the gym 7 days a week for 2 hours at a time. The most valuable experience they have gained has been the hours spent in their boat, rowing up and down the West Coast of Scotland over the past couple of months. With the start line just over a 4 weeks away, maintenance and injury prevention is critical, ensuring that their bodies are conditioned and prepared for the task at hand.
Here at SPACE, we are incredibly proud to support this fantastic physical and mental feat being done for the benefit of some great charities. Using our vast knowledge and our specialist skills we are helping the boys with the inevitable aches and pains that come with such a mammoth physical challenge. With her Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine Sima has been working on not only treating the boys but developing a programme to keep them in the very best physical shape. We will be on hand right up to launch day then will follow their progress closely.