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2016 Ergathon Report

From 10am on Saturday 20th February until 10am on Sunday 21st February UCBC held a 24 Hour Ergathon to raise money for the boat club and for Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. For 24 hours, members of UCBC participated in a relay on the rowing machines, despite the horrendous February wind and rain.    

After bringing the ergs up from the boat house to Radcliffe Quad and decorating them with balloons and posters, over thirty boat club members rowed tirelessly to complete the challenge. Admittedly, those who signed up for the daytime shifts were much more sensible than those of us who were left with the 2-4am slots, but at least finishing in the small hours of the morning left just enough time for breakfast and a nap before an outing on the Isis! 

All in all, the Ergathon was a huge success. A huge thank you must go to all the rowers who committed their time and energy to this event, and to everyone who has donated and made the pain of midnight erging worth it. A total of £1,261.71 has been raised, with half going to Shelter and half to UCBC to fund new shoes for some of the men's and women's boats. If you would still like to donate, please follow this link

Katie Buckingham

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

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