Stamford endurance athlete Laura takes on biggest challenge yet

Laura Try training at Rhino's Gym at Stamford EMN-141218-102104009
Laura Try training at Rhino's Gym at Stamford EMN-141218-102104009
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Obstacle course enthusiast Laura has taken on her latest challenge in the run up to a 36 hour endurance race taking place next year.

Laura Try, from Stamford, took on the challenge of rowing a 26 mile marathon on the rowing machine at Rhino’s Gymnasium on Wednesday last week.

The challenge is one of 12 challenges Laura is aiming to complete to prepare herself for a race titled Judgement Day - The Unknown, which takes place in Wales next September.

Laura who was joined by three of her friends, Andrew Rogers, Karl Allsop and Paul Croft, all rowed a total of 26.2 miles on the rowing machines, with each of them completing the challenge in under four hours.

Laura said: “I’m really pleased with the result, I had aimed for under four hours and I achieved a time of three hours, 52 minutes.

“I was in agony when it was over, I found it difficult to stand up and I had blisters on my hands - it was very painful.”

Alongside the challenges Laura is also trying to raise a total of £5,000 for the Evergreen Care Trust in Ryhall Road, Stamford.

She said: “It’s important people are donating money for the elderly members of our community, they really need our help and support.”

Staff from the care home went along to support Laura during her marathon row.

Laura who recently completed a 26.2 mile marathon on a treadmill wearing a 10kg weighted vest on October 1 and a 24 hour endurance race on November 28, has already set her sights on her next challenge.

She will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the stair master on January 14, totalling 29,000 steps.

To find out what other challenges Laura has in store visit