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RVC rowing crew takes on 100 km test

A team of students from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has rowed 100 km to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, as well as supporting their college boat club.

Setting off at 5:30 am from Reading Boat Club last week, the coxed eight team rowed continuously and unaccompanied to the University of London Boat Club in Chiswick, arriving there some 18 hours later at 11:30 pm. The endurance test has only been completed once before by another team at the RVC.

It was a challenging row with technical malfunctions and the heat making it difficult for the crew – in addition, they had to pass through 22 locks along the way.

The crew have raised over £2000 so far and donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rvcbc-100k

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