Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Novice rower completes his 10-mile challenge

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Tom Wilkinson is 68 and has been rowing for less than a year, but to raise funds for Shanklin Age Concern he took on a 10-mile challenge. Ellen Robinson a personal trainer introduced Tom to indoor rowing at her fitness studio in Shanklin.

For months before he undertook his challenge, Tom trained on the rowing machine and with weights. The indoor rowing machine was transported from the Fitness Studio to Shanklin Age Concern and a number of friends and supporters took their seats to watch and cheer him on, clapping and singing rousing choruses of Row Row Row your Boat! He completed his row in less than an hour.