Catterick psychologist breaks world record with 50km daily rowing challenge ahead of 50th birthday

Sean Riley.

A Catterick Garrison pshycologist has broken a world record as he rows 50km a day for 50 days ahead of his 50th birthday.

Sean Riley is taking on the challenge to raise money for the North Yorkshire-based Camphill Village Trust.

Last week, Sean broke the world record for the most consecutive days of marathon distances on an indoor rower.

He said: “I’m still going and will complete the challenge on April 19.

“The challenge is the equivalent of running 31 miles a day for 50 consecutive days, so there’s little wonder as to why I’m starting to resemble the tin man from the Wizard of Oz in the mornings.

“But it’s all for a good cause and all proceeds will go to Camphill Village Trust, a charity who provide residential support to those with sever learning and other disabilities to lead a life of opportunity.”

The fundraising effort has been welcomed by the trust with staff and residents putting together a song to say thank you.

Sean added: “The challenge has been significantly harder than anticipated but the aches and pains are well worth it to raise awareness of Camphill Village Trust and the fantastic work that they do.”

To support Sean’s challenge, click here.