British duo, Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge (Sean McGuigan (45) and Andy Warner (49)) have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row. Thrift Energy finished twenty-third overall in the race and battled a variety of technical issues on board to continue the row and reach the finish line.

Thrift Energy took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the North East Alzheimer’s Society and St. Clare’s Hospice. It took the team 72 days, 0 hours and 57 minutes.

Skipper, Sean comments on the race: “Arriving in Antigua has been an overwhelmingly emotional experience.  We were faced with every imaginable obstacle out there; numerous technical failures, a near miss with a container ship and a severe calf injury on board.  We feel proud of how tough we were out there to overcome everything this challenge threw at us.”

Sean, from Gateshead, Newcastle, has completed marathons and ultramarathons prior to taking on the Challenge, and recently finished his first Ironman Triathlon. He has also taken part in three world record breaking performances on indoor rowing machines, and wanted to challenge himself by tackling the world’s toughest row. Andy, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, joined the team after Sean’s previous partner suffered an injury. Andy has rowed for years, he met Sean at the Sub 7 Rowing Club and recently won the worldwide crazy bear competition, a challenge to complete 30 half marathons in 45 days on indoor rowing machines.

British duo, Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge (Sean McGuigan (45) and Andy Warner (49)) have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row. Thrift Energy finished twenty-third overall in the race and battled a variety of technical issues on board to continue the row and reach the finish line.

Thrift Energy took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the North East Alzheimer’s Society and St. Clare’s Hospice. It took the team 72 days, 0 hours and 57 minutes.

Skipper, Sean comments on the race: “Arriving in Antigua has been an overwhelmingly emotional experience.  We were faced with every imaginable obstacle out there; numerous technical failures, a near miss with a container ship and a severe calf injury on board.  We feel proud of how tough we were out there to overcome everything this challenge threw at us.”

Sean, from Gateshead, Newcastle, has completed marathons and ultramarathons prior to taking on the Challenge, and recently finished his first Ironman Triathlon. He has also taken part in three world record breaking performances on indoor rowing machines, and wanted to challenge himself by tackling the world’s toughest row. Andy, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, joined the team after Sean’s previous partner suffered an injury. Andy has rowed for years, he met Sean at the Sub 7 Rowing Club and recently won the worldwide crazy bear competition, a challenge to complete 30 half marathons in 45 days on indoor rowing machines.