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Row, row, row your…rower?

Our managing director Martin Harvey led his team to rowing victory in a fundraising challenge at Blackburn Rugby Union Football Club.

The event was held to raise money for the Under 16s tour of Canada this year and local businesses were asked to lend their support.

Participating under the name ‘Harvey’s Heavies’ the team of Under 16 players pipped their competitors, sponsored by TWJ, to the post.

Or perhaps that should be port, as the challenge was to row the equivalent width of the English Channel.

A true test of teamwork, the players took it in turns to row sections of the 34,000 metre stretch, cheering each other on as they battled to beat rowers from the opposing team.

The Heavies glided in 42 seconds faster than the TWJ team to take victory.

Martin said: “I have long been a supporter of the club, my son having played there for years, so I was very happy to show my support.

“The lads really got stuck in and to claim a win was a bonus; not sure any of them will be volunteering to tackle to real Channel anytime soon though!”