'I'm rowing around the world - in the gym'

Gazette: 'I'm rowing around the world - in the gym' 'I'm rowing around the world - in the gym'

GRAHAM Luckhurst wasn’t the type to lounge around when he retired.

Instead, he decided to row around the world, all from the relative comfort of the gym at the Marks Tey Hotel.

The 67-year-old grandad’s self-imposed target is to cover 51,271km.

Yesterday he completed his 40,000th km, as he passed the Pacific Islands - on the map at least.

Mr Luckhurst, who lives in Marks Tey, said: “I don’t think anyone is as mad as me.

“I’ve had blisters, torn muscles in my back and torn tendons in my right arm, but I’m still going.

“There are a few people in the UK who are trying to do it and I think at the moment, I’ve covered the most distance.”

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10:34pm Thu 3 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

I have always said its such a shame that the machines are not plugged up to some type of electricity generation transformer/dynamo:
all this power from rowing machines bikes climbers etc could be harnessed
and put back in the system.
having spin machines whizzing round on their bearings doing nothing is a shame full waste of energy going up in the ether.
well done graham with the round the world thing at least you will not have the waves to contend with.
I have always said its such a shame that the machines are not plugged up to some type of electricity generation transformer/dynamo: all this power from rowing machines bikes climbers etc could be harnessed and put back in the system. having spin machines whizzing round on their bearings doing nothing is a shame full waste of energy going up in the ether. well done graham with the round the world thing at least you will not have the waves to contend with. A Very Private Gentleman
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