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Steve’s Atlantic Challenge

March 11, 2016

On Sunday 20 December 2015, Reigate resident Steve Murphy set off on the world’s toughest row and ultimate test in mental and physical endurance, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, as a solo rower to raise money for YMCA East Surrey.

Steve battled 30–50 ft waves, huge storms, intense heat, physical and mental fatigue, sleep deprivation and salt sores to reach his goal in Antigua on Thursday 10 March. A total of 80 days 20 hrs & 39 mins at sea!

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is one of the world’s toughest nautical challenges – more people have been into space, or climbed Everest than have rowed the Atlantic. The race is 3,000 nautical miles heading west from the Canary Islands all the way to Antigua.

Please show your support for Steve and this amazing achievement by donating any amount large or small at virginmoneygiving.com/SteveMurphy5

About Steve

IMG_0776Steve is no stranger to endurance challenges and in 2013 ran from John O’Groats to Land’s End and raised over £10,000 for the YMCA’s charitable work with vulnerable young people.

He has also run across the North Pole and the Sahara.

Now he has raised that bar and sponsorship even higher by rowing across the Atlantic. 

Thank you!

Steve has done so much for YMCA East Surrey and we are hugely grateful for his determination and support – thank you Steve!

Thank you Steve!

YMCA’s Inclusive Sports Facility

Steve’s inspiration for the challenge is the development of YMCA East Surrey’s Inclusive Sports Facility, a unique and multi functional Disability, Sports and Wellbeing Centre. This wonderful innovation will enable and support people of all ages and abilities to lead an active, fulfilling and healthy lifestyle. Find out more…

Support Steve

Please show your support for Steve and this amazing achievement by donating any amount large or small at virginmoneygiving.com/SteveMurphy5

Take on your own Challenge

If Steve’s challenge has inspired you, please look at our Challenge Events to find out more about our fundraising events. We have challenges to suit all levels!