In May, Tim Downes plans to row the Celtic Challenge – a 90 mile journey from Arklow, Ireland to Aberystwyth, Wales.
Tim will be participating in the race with 11 teammates, starting on May 4. The journey can take between 15-24 hours to complete depending on weather.
This is not the first time Tim has taken on the challenge, having completed it in the past for R.A.B.I. He admits training is tougher than in previous years, saying: “It’s probably due to my age, although at 44 I am one of the younger competitors! We train regularly on the River Severn doing 10 mile stints, half against the current slowly and returning with the current, which can be exhilarating and scary at night.”
Tim will once again be raising funds for R.A.B.I. He added: “I think R.A.B.I is a fantastic charity supporting farming families. It’s a charity I have strong connections with.”