Row For Life 2011 Charity Challenge

You may not know this, but 10 Brits will be rowing 1 million metres non-stop to raise funds for charity this year. The Row for Life team of 2011 will be attempting to set a new British record by achieving this monstrous feat. This years rowing team is lead by Isle of Wight chiropractor, Martin Scotcher.

Martin is a specific McTimoney chiropractor and also a veteran of the last two row for life events in 2009 and 2010 which have always raised funds for the Africa Childrens Development Trust (Registered charity no:1125815).

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Row For Life 2011

Try envisage what these 10 rowers will need to do during Cowes Week 2011 on the Isle of Wight. This years Cowes week is between 6th-13th of August. Between the 10 volunteer rowers they will end up each having rowed the distance of 2.5 marathons at racing speeds, they will have to keep the concept rowing machine flywheel always spinning even during swapping rowers, they will be rowing day and night for 2 ¾ days of solid rowing to reach the 1 million metres mark.

That is an amazing feat and would be a great event to cheer on and watch.

The Row for Life 2011 event spins off on Sunday the 7th of August at Midnight at Cowes Week 2011 in the The Marina at Cowes Yacht Haven.

The Rowing Team

The 10 rowers will be:

  • Martin Scotcher
  • Daryl Jenner
  • Sam Grist
  • David Coltman
  • Russel Ince
  • Russ Waite
  • David Millard
  • Esiquiel Coelho
  • John Kerr
  • Ian Middleton

How to Help the Team

The rowing team says on their website Row for Life 2011 that they need volunteers for different things on the day like take photos, time keepers, 1st aid etc…

You can contact Martin Scotcher to on how to help via:

West Wight Chiropractic Clinic
Avenue Rd
Isle of Wight
PO40 9UU


Tel: 01983 754175
Email: [email protected]

You can also follow the Row for life 2011 team on and their Facebook Fan Page.


To donate money towards Africa Childrens Development Trust £40,000 goal and to keep the guys motivated to achieving their new British record achievement you can do so by clicking the donate button above.

Alternatively you could send a text message. Just text LIFE88 to 70070 followed by the amount between £1 and £10.

I’d like to say good luck to the 10 rowers on the day, keep up the good work and enjoy talking about the memories after the event.