Brunel has joined teams across the UK in Phil Packer's fantastic inclusive mental health, fitness and wellbeing challenge Row Britannia 2020, which asks teams throughout the UK to help raise funds for Sport Relief and mental health charity partners. Staff and students are invited to take oars and row to reach our university goal of 2,020 miles to raise £3,000 and we are well on our way!
We've got until 13 March to row enough miles to Greenland – so why not boost your fitness for the new year and head down to your gym to take part.
You can donate to our JustGiving campaign and help us hit our target.
I'm an existing member of the gym – how do I register my rowing as part of the challenge?
Row your miles on one of the rowers located in the cardio room and take a photo of your mileage. Take your photo to the Sport Centre reception who will then log your miles on our record sheet. Do this every time you row to make sure every mile counts!
I'm not a gym member. Can I take part?
Yes. Come to the Sports Centre Reception, sign a Health Commitment Statement form and ask for the Row Britannia Hub. This is located in the Exercise Studio and is accessible 7am-9pm on weekdays and 9am-6pm on weekends. Take a photo of your mileage on your rower when you're done. Once you verify the photo at Sport Centre reception, they will log your miles on our record sheet. Do this every time you row to make sure every mile counts!
Where are the rowing machines located?
Row Britannia Hub in the Exercise Studio in Brunel's Sport Centre for those who aren't members of the gym. If you are a Brunel Gym member, you can use the rowers upstairs in the Cardio Room.
How do I help raise money for Row Britannia?
Go to our fundraising page.
Can anyone participate?
Yes, anyone over 16 can participate. By participating, you are declaring you are fit to undertake physical activity. Please be aware Brunel does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage, or for any death or personal injury, arising out of any activity.
I've never used a rowing machine, can I still participate?
Yes, rowing is an adaptive sport open to all. If you are unsure, please speak to a member of the gym team who will be able to give you some guidance.
Can I transfer miles from a rowing machine at my local gym?
Yes. Take a picture of the rowing console which shows the mileage you have completed and email it to email@example.com in an email titled Row Britannia.
What's the target?
We are aiming for Team Brunel to jointly row 2,020 miles between now and 13 March 2020 in order to raise £3,000 for Sport Relief. For more information see the Row Britannia website.