Royal Marines

Royal Marines Row Length Of UK Coast For Charity Challenge

The team rowed on machines for 56 hours and 47 minutes to cover 3,200km.

A team of Royal Marines from 42 Commando and Royal Navy personnel have completed a charity challenge to row the length of the coast of the UK – without going in any water.

Nineteen Royal Marines and one Royal Navy Medic from 1 Troop, J Company, rowed 3,200km (1,988 miles) on rowing machines, completing the task in 56 hours and 47 minutes.

Raising money for the Royal Marines Charity, each man taking part rowed an average of 145km (90 miles).

A tweet from RFA Fort Victoria's official Twitter account said the group had finished the challenge.

"19 @RoyalMarines and 1 @RoyalNavy Medic from 1 Troop, J Company, completed their challenge to row the coast of the UK, 3,200km in 56 hours and 47 minutes.

"On average each man rowed 145km."

Cover image: Marines on the charity rowing challenge (Picture: RFA Fort Victoria Twitter).