Josh and Ildar's 24 hr rowing for Cancer Research UK
Two postgraduate students will row 24 hours to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Ildar Gaisin and Josh Keeler will row in tandem in front of the college on King's Parade. They will start at noon on Saturday 10 March and finish at noon the next day, and will be joined at intervals by members of King's College Boat Club (KCBC), who will row with them.
The mammoth row is partly to show support for one the KCBC coxes, Kate McCutcheon, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year (see the news story).
It is also to raise money to combat a disease that has affected the rowers deeply. They both lost parents to cancer when they were teenagers.
There will be a charity desk outside the college on the day, where you can donate as the students are rowing. But you can also sponsor them now on their JustGiving website Please Donate!
Live Streaming will start on Saturday 10th of March at 11:45AM (BST), Stay tuned at Live Stream!
Live Text Updates (hour-by-hour coverage)
11:00 AM Josh is going strong! Final hour! Josh and Ildar have now rowed 313,600m. Total distance rowed, so far, is 1,121,389m
10:00 AM Ildar has finished his 12 hours of rowing! Great job Ildar. We are proud of you! Total distance rowed so far is 1,077,920m
9:00 AM One Million Meters rowed in Total!!! Ildar and Josh now have rowed 287,980m.
8:00 AM Josh and Ildar have now completed 10 hours each. Ildar is on the erg for his final 2 hours. Go Ildar!!!
6:00 AM Good Morning Vieweres! Josh is on the erg now! 6 Hours to go. Total distance rowed is 805,262m
2:00 AM Josh is back on the erg! Ildar and Josh now have rowed 193,117m. The total distance rowed is 714,006m
1:00 AM Ildar and Josh now have rowed 179,536m and the total distance rowed is 660,487m
12:00 PM Half way mark - 12 hours done and 12 to go! Total distance rowed is 609,956m. Ildar and Josh have rowed 166,700m
11:00 PM Josh and Ildar have now clocked 152,096m. The total distance rowed along with KCBC, so far, is 547,746m
10:00 PM 10 Hours up! Josh is back on the erg! Josh and Ildar have rowed 138,960m and in total 497,342m
8:00 PM Ildar is on the erg now! Josh has completed his 2 hour slot. Together they have 110,900m. KCBC with them have 403,771m
6:00 PM Josh is back on the erg! Josh and Ildar together have now rowed 83,375m. KCBC have now done 296,363m
5:00 PM Ildar and Josh have rowed 69,420m so far. KCBC rowers in total have rowed 248,775m
4:00 PM Josh has successfully completed his 2 hours slot. Ildar is back on the erg. Strong support from KCBC.
2:00 PM Ildar has finished his 2 hour slot. Josh on the Erg!
12:00 PM Ildar has started rowing! 3 KCBC Rowers are also rowing along with Ildar
9:45 AM Good Morning! and welcome to the live text coverage of the 24 hour rowing challenge. We will keep you updated as it unfolds!