A marathon achievement for Milly in melting heat!

24th August 2021

On Saturday 18 July 2021, good friend of the Magic of Milly crew Ben Williams underwent an incredible challenge. On one of the hottest days of the year, measuring at a sweltering 32 degrees, he completed an entire marathon on an indoor rower (known as a ‘water-rower’) in just 2 hours and 45 minutes.

We are so proud of Ben and the dedication he applied to his training, which resulted in him raising £1986 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital in Milly’s name.

To add to this already amazing achievement, Ben’s sub-3hour time was also officially registered with the British Rowing Association, and now sits on a table with the likes of James Cracknell! Well done Ben, and thanks for all those hours swooshing back and forth on your water-rower!




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