Four Mums in a Boat

Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot about Life Along the Way

Author: Janette Benaddi,Helen Butters,Niki Doeg,Frances Davies

Publisher: HQ

ISBN: 9780008214845

Category: Rowing

Page: 384

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A Sunday Times Bestseller and longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year The incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way. Janette, Frances, Helen and Niki, though all from Yorkshire, were four very different women, all juggling full time jobs alongside being mothers to each of their 2 children. They could never be described as athletes, but they were determined to be busy and the local Saturday morning rowing club was the perfect place to go to have a laugh and a gossip, get the blood pumping in the open air, and feel invigorated. Brought together by their love of rowing, they quickly became firm friends, and it wasn't long before they cooked up a crazy idea over a few glasses of wine: together, they were going to do something that fewer people than had gone into space or climbed Everest had succeeded in doing. They were going to cross 3,000 miles of treacherous ocean in the toughest row in the world, The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Yes, they had children and husbands that they would be leaving behind for two months, yes they had businesses to run, mortgages to pay, responsibilities. And there was that little thing of them all being in their 40s and 50s. But two years of planning, preparation, fundraising, training and difficult conversations later, and they found themselves standing on the edge of the San Sebastian harbour in the Canary Islands, petrified, exhilarated and ready to head up the race of their lives. This is the story of how four friends together had the audacity to go on a wild, terrifying and beautiful adventure, not to escape life, but for life not to escape them.
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Four Mums in a Boat: Friends who rowed 3000 miles, broke a world record and learnt a lot about life along the way

Author: Janette Benaddi,Helen Butters,Niki Doeg,Frances Davies

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008214824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A Sunday Times Bestseller and longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year The incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way.
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The Family Game

What Sport and Psychology Teach Us About Parenting

Author: Paul Gaffney

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178901073X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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This book is about sport, parenting and family life. Drawing on my experience of working as a clinical & counselling psychologist with children, adults and families experiencing a range of problems, and with sports people and coaches striving for excellence, it will outline practical strategies for living better lives together.
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