Trevor Coulter smashes 100km indoor rowing age record

Trevor Coulter rowing
Coulter said the challenge was "just getting through it"

Guernsey rower Trevor Coulter set a new British age record for doing 100km on a rowing machine while competing at a charity event on Sunday.

The 53-year-old smashed the record for the heavyweight men 50-59 age group, completing the distance in six hours 56 minutes and and 32 seconds.

The previous record was seven hours 49 minutes 30 seconds.

"I knew I had a chance of breaking it but not by that much, I'm really, really chuffed," said Coulter.

"The only trouble I had was at about 45km. It just didn't feel right. But that only lasted about 10 minutes and I was okay after that. It was just a matter of getting through it."

Coulter was one of 12 Guernsey Rowing Club members attempting the distance to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Guernsey Cheshire Home.

Simon Johns was the first to finish the indoor row in a time of six hours 55 minutes and eight seconds.

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