Ben will be meeting with local media at a Press Launch in March
Welcome to the Blowes Rows Website
Ben Blowes is a an ordinary guy, aged 45, with a wife and two sons, and if you’re in Suffolk and look up at a roof you might see him in his “day job” as a self-employed roofing contractor ………
But he’s far from ordinary in some of the challenges he faces……as an endurance athlete and involved in amateur sports for most of his adult life……holding a Guinness world record at the London marathon for ‘Fastest marathon carrying a household appliance (white goods)’. …in his case a tumble dryer. Just one of his 30 Marathons (10 in London) no to mention the ultra-marathons (up to 100 miles. He was featured on national television in the BBC2 television Programme “Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.
As you can tell from his track record, he is passionate about achievement, endurance and pushing the limits….and now he is taking on an even greater challenge……to row the Atlantic on his own:
“AN ORDINARY MAN ON AN EXTRA OARDINARY VOYAGE”
You can follow his challenge through this website and the associated social media pages
He will be setting out as one of about 30 boats taking part in the 2019 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, a 4,800km journey east to west. Some of the boats 7m long by 2m wide will have crews of 4 or 2, and some others rowed by individuals. Competitors have to battle storms, navigation, sharks, hunger, sea sickness, soreness, loneliness and 16 hours a day rowing for two months.