Here we will show how you can join in with Peter on his journey to Tokyo in a number of different way including rows and other challenges.
We have already had a few people come on board and join Peter but are looking for more.
This month – on 24th JULY 2020 should have seen him finish the original 9.6 million metres challenge.
However as we all know the Olympics have been postponed for a year and this has scuppered a few of the little “along-the-way” plans and activities and Peter’s challenge has now been extended to 12.8 million and finishes in 2021.
This has affected some of the fund-raising activities for the four charities but also we had also hoped to use the monthly Concept 2 Cross Team Challenge (or CTC) to encourage more people to row.
One of these along-the-way goals was to get 50 different people to take part in this monthly challenge – in an effort bring both rowers and non-rowers and water-rowers and ergers together.
As of last month (June 2020), more than 75 people had actually joined Team TokyRow in this.
But we still want more.
Each month we need five people in each virtual “boat” details of each month’s challenge can be found here:
We have set up a team for this called #TOKYROW and we would love for you to join us.
Simply register your details and as your club select the #TOKYROW option – alternatively you can add your own club (simply contact the C2CTC site admin and they’ll do it for you). You can also simply send your details (name, age, sex, Lightweight or heavyweight) and overall result to Peter on one of the social media links (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email) and he’ll enter it for you.
JULY 2020 CHALLENGE
As already stated above July 2020 was SUPPOSED to be the climax of both Peter’s Tokyrow and the team’s participation in the CTC and we have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to choose the July challenge.
It would normally have been something appropriate for the climax of Tokyrow but as we know everyone has been affected by the Covid virus and many “real-life” events all around the world have been cancelled.
One of the most famous (if not THE most famous) of these is the HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA and normally Peter would be there with his “other hat” on reporting on the event.
So as a tribute to all those dedicated people who help to stage (support, compete etc) this event and make it the wonderful spectacle that it is each year, the July CTC challenge will now be called
“HENLEY, NOT HENLEY”
and will be a straight 2112 metre row (the length of the course).
It’s a straight, fast-as-you-can effort. A chance for those who will miss the real “Royal” to still see how they would have done but also a chance for those people (like Peter) who could only dream of competing at such a prestigious event.
We should point out that this is not officially connected with Henley Royal Regatta in any way but it is our “homage” to everyone involved with the event – past and present. We dearly hope that we can see you all back on the water in Henley next year.
In the meantime why not give it a go on the erg?
Starts July 1st and runs throughout the rest of the month.
Any questions or you want any help in any way with taking part in this please get in touch and we’ll help you out.
On social media please use the hashtag #TEAMTOKYROW to help us find your comments!