Well it’s not science, maths or some other form of geekery, but it is something I’m passionate about.
A couple of years ago I took up the concept C2 challenges as part of a drive towards becoming more fit. Whilst I hadn’t kept to it all year round, I have developed a love for the ergo-meter and rowing, and hope to train with the RN rowing team this year and possibly compete on the water.
Until then though, and as an other incentive to keep up with it, I am currently looking at the possibility of raising money for a charitable cause through the year, some ideas include pennies per kilometre, or a set distance goal, with the money being raised the quicker I row it.
I’m still open to other suggestions for charitable causes too.
As for exactly what I’ll do, I’ve had a few different ideas:
I can consider 10Km a day average as a hard, but achievable target working out to 40 minutes work a day, not including a warm up or warm down, so:
10K a day = 70Km / 70,000 metres a week = 40 x 7 = 280 minutes = 4 hours and 40 minutes of rowing each week.
So if I start the rowing on the first of February 2013, and stick to this measure, the distance covered would be 3,340,000 metres or 3,340 kilometres.
Which would take 2,226 hours and 40 minutes, or 3 and a quarter weeks of rowing (at rate of 500m /2 minutes).
Let’s round down to 3,000,000 metres (dropping everything by 1/11th). As my target.
Making some assumptions that I could base my sponsorship on 1p per x metres then the following figures come up:
|Metres per 1p||Total raised on completing 3 million metres.|
Alternatively I need x number of people in the left hand column to give the corresponding value in the right column to raise £30,000.
As this will be an year-long fund-raiser it also opens up the possibility to have people make repeat donations based upon my progress.
My real-time progress will be available on my concept C2 rowing log on my Facebook profile here automatically on registering each workout through the C2 log card utility.
My just-giving page will go live on the 1st and will be open to donations until I complete my target distance.
Any feedback, ideas or support would be gratefully received prior to the 1st February, and all donations thereafter will be repaid in my sweat and time.