Coventry duo, Coventry Five-0 (Adrian Lindon (45) and Martin Bramwell (49)) have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row. The duo arrived yesterday evening in Antigua to an overwhelming welcome from friends and family, finishing twenty-fourth overall in the race.

Coventry Five-0 took on the arduous challenge to raise money for Lupus UK, in support of their friend. It took the team 72 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes.

Skipper, Adrian, comments on the race: “It feels fantastic to have finally reached the shores of Antigua and the reception we received was spectacular. The crossing was twice as hard as we imagined but getting here at last feels unbelievable. The most difficult element was the storm we encountered, which undid all of our progress. The waves reached three storeys high, but our boat was solid and we battled through. We’re so pleased to have achieved this feat”.

Martin and Adrian took on the race to challenge themselves with the ultimate sea adventure and show that leading an active life doesn’t end when you reach an older age. The team had the oldest and heaviest boat in this year’s race, but their positivity and determination carried them across the ocean, with the charity at the heart of the motivation for the row.

Coventry duo, Coventry Five-0 (Adrian Lindon (45) and Martin Bramwell (49)) have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row. The duo arrived yesterday evening in Antigua to an overwhelming welcome from friends and family, finishing twenty-fourth overall in the race.

Coventry Five-0 took on the arduous challenge to raise money for Lupus UK, in support of their friend. It took the team 72 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes.

Skipper, Adrian, comments on the race: “It feels fantastic to have finally reached the shores of Antigua and the reception we received was spectacular. The crossing was twice as hard as we imagined but getting here at last feels unbelievable. The most difficult element was the storm we encountered, which undid all of our progress. The waves reached three storeys high, but our boat was solid and we battled through. We’re so pleased to have achieved this feat”.

Martin and Adrian took on the race to challenge themselves with the ultimate sea adventure and show that leading an active life doesn’t end when you reach an older age. The team had the oldest and heaviest boat in this year’s race, but their positivity and determination carried them across the ocean, with the charity at the heart of the motivation for the row.