1,000,000 metres in a week!

Taking part in one of Concept2's individual challenges? This is the place to talk about it.
Post Reply
Tony Cook
5k Poster
Posts: 507
Joined: May 4th, 2020, 5:13 am

1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by Tony Cook » May 12th, 2021, 6:16 am

Not me but a fellow Pilot Gig rowing mate. Dorset Indoor Rowing organised a virtual race around the South West Coastal Footpath ‘Conquer the Cape’ starting on 1 May. The idea being people would log their weekly progress. Rob Horrell from North Devon did the 723,000 metres in 4 days, 23 hours and 52 minutes - just over 144,000 metres a day!!
He then went on to complete the round 1 million metres - I think he did it within a week but may have strayed over. Not been able to confirm it.
Born 1963 6' 5" 100Kg
PBs from 2020 - 100m 15.7s - 1min 355m - 500m 1:28.4 - 1k 3:10.6 - 2k 6:31.6 - 5k 17:34.9 - 6k 20:57.5 - 30min @ 20SPM 8,336m - 10k 36:28.0 - 1 hour 16,094m - HM 1:18:51.7
2021 - 5k 17:26 - FM 2:53:37.0

Dangerscouse
Marathon Poster
Posts: 7073
Joined: April 27th, 2014, 11:11 am
Location: Liverpool, England

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by Dangerscouse » May 12th, 2021, 6:31 am

That is an exceptionally disgusting idea, no matter how slow you pace it. I have nothing but total admiration for that level of suffering and dedication.
48 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:19; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,488m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

"You reap what you row"

Instagram: stuwenman

faach1
SpamTeam
Posts: 421
Joined: April 25th, 2020, 6:40 am
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by faach1 » May 12th, 2021, 2:43 pm

Wow, that’s obscene. I can’t ever image doing that!

macroth
5k Poster
Posts: 514
Joined: February 4th, 2008, 5:14 pm
Location: Geneva, CH

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by macroth » May 17th, 2021, 4:57 am

That's 10-12 hours of rowing a day, for 7 days straight.
No thanks :D
43/m/183cm/HW
All time PBs: 100m 14.0 | 500m 1:18.1 | 1k 2:55.7 | 2k 6:15.4 | 5k 16:59.3 | 6k 20:46.5 | 10k 35:46.0
40+ PBs: 100m 14.7 | 500m 1:20.5 | 1k 2:59.6 | 2k 6:21.9 | 5k 17:29.6 | HM 1:19:33.1| FM 2:51:58.5 | 100k 7:35:09 | 24h 250,706m

GlennUk
2k Poster
Posts: 226
Joined: November 12th, 2013, 12:22 pm

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by GlennUk » July 15th, 2021, 2:34 pm

hmmm, food for thought :D
I reached 60 Jan 1,21, I decided to do 60k to raise money for https://www.havenshospices.org.uk/, then thought i would go further, 115,972m.

Any donations gratefully received https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ ... ctpossible

Baraboobiker
Paddler
Posts: 24
Joined: December 26th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by Baraboobiker » July 15th, 2021, 6:50 pm

Very impressive! I feel confident saying I could NEVER do that. In fact, for me that is about 10 - 12 months worth of rowing. Are you an android?

Rob C H
Paddler
Posts: 1
Joined: December 17th, 2021, 1:04 pm

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by Rob C H » December 17th, 2021, 1:25 pm

Hi Guys,

Thanks To Tony for the Mention.
My name is Rob Horrell , as Tony said I did row a million m starting on the 1st of May 2021 in a time of 7days 12hours.
I set a British and World record for my age and Weight.
To be honest I have not been on a ergo much since (I think it now haunts me lol).
I targeted 10k a hour with stretching and drinking breaks every hour. I started at 6am and finished at 12 midnight, with breaks of and 45mins to an hour every 50k which soon became 30k. I completed the race of 725km in 4 days 23hr 55mins, then went on and completed the next 275km 2 days 12hrs
i took in 60,000 calories in the first 5 days. recovery was months

Sorry it took a while for this comment but I only just came across it.

Thanks to you all for your comments

Tony Cook
5k Poster
Posts: 507
Joined: May 4th, 2020, 5:13 am

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by Tony Cook » December 17th, 2021, 7:53 pm

Rob C H wrote:
December 17th, 2021, 1:25 pm
Hi Guys,

Thanks To Tony for the Mention.
My name is Rob Horrell , as Tony said I did row a million m starting on the 1st of May 2021 in a time of 7days 12hours.
I set a British and World record for my age and Weight.
To be honest I have not been on a ergo much since (I think it now haunts me lol).
I targeted 10k a hour with stretching and drinking breaks every hour. I started at 6am and finished at 12 midnight, with breaks of and 45mins to an hour every 50k which soon became 30k. I completed the race of 725km in 4 days 23hr 55mins, then went on and completed the next 275km 2 days 12hrs
i took in 60,000 calories in the first 5 days. recovery was months

Sorry it took a while for this comment but I only just came across it.

Thanks to you all for your comments
Good to hear from you, Rob.
Unfortunately due to Covid we’ve not been able to catch up - maybe Scilly next year?
I know people on here will be interested in your story. What training did you do leading up to the record?
Born 1963 6' 5" 100Kg
PBs from 2020 - 100m 15.7s - 1min 355m - 500m 1:28.4 - 1k 3:10.6 - 2k 6:31.6 - 5k 17:34.9 - 6k 20:57.5 - 30min @ 20SPM 8,336m - 10k 36:28.0 - 1 hour 16,094m - HM 1:18:51.7
2021 - 5k 17:26 - FM 2:53:37.0

fragandclear
Paddler
Posts: 45
Joined: November 4th, 2021, 3:29 pm

Re: 1,000,000 metres in a week!

Post by fragandclear » April 10th, 2022, 6:56 am

Rob C H wrote:
December 17th, 2021, 1:25 pm
Hi Guys,

Thanks To Tony for the Mention.
My name is Rob Horrell , as Tony said I did row a million m starting on the 1st of May 2021 in a time of 7days 12hours.
I set a British and World record for my age and Weight.
To be honest I have not been on a ergo much since (I think it now haunts me lol).
I targeted 10k a hour with stretching and drinking breaks every hour. I started at 6am and finished at 12 midnight, with breaks of and 45mins to an hour every 50k which soon became 30k. I completed the race of 725km in 4 days 23hr 55mins, then went on and completed the next 275km 2 days 12hrs
i took in 60,000 calories in the first 5 days. recovery was months

Sorry it took a while for this comment but I only just came across it.

Thanks to you all for your comments
That distance in that time is inconceivable to me... Congratulations again on your achievement.
Erging since 09/21
Male 1.83m 100kg
500m - 1:30.0 | 2km - 6:56.3 | 5km - 18:42.2 | 30min - 7776 | 10km - 38:43.2 | 1hr - 15021 | HM - 1:29:23.8
Strava

Post Reply