28 April 2016
Tara Adams already holds a bronze medal from the 2014 indoor Tug-of-War World Championships and in January 2015 she pushed herself to the limit by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
Tara was part of the first mixed team to row from mainland Africa to mainland South America, as well as attempting to beat the current world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Although, the real purpose of the trip wasn’t to beat records but to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.
'Since I took up rowing last year, I knew I really wanted to do this,' said Tara, who rowed from Lagos, the tip of Portugal, via the Canary Islands and on to Guyana in South America.
After 52 days without touching land, Tara and her four crew members docked at Trinidad. These amazing five rowed 3800 miles 20 days faster than any previous attempt, making this the fastest crossing from Portugal to Venezuela ever recorded.
'It wasn’t plain sailing, with the team facing some major obstacles along the way. It was amazing to see the stars at night time due to there being no light pollution.'
Tara added 'Macmillan is something that's close to my heart, I don't know many people who haven't been touched by cancer in some way or another. Macmillan nurses are amazing people for what they do'.
This is an experience that Tara will never forget, what an incredible achievement!
Tara has already raised over £4,000 which will make a huge impact on the life’s of people affected by cancer. If you would like to support Tara and her crew there is still time to donate;