Setting a fitness goal is a great way to keep focused during lockdown. For Sean Riley, it’s also a chance to push himself to the limits and support Camphill Village Trust at the same time.
‘I’m rowing 50,000 metres per day for 50 days, ending on my 50th birthday in April,’ says Sean.
Sean is clocking up the miles on his home rowing machine. He’s expecting each day’s distance will take between four and five hours. Community members have been making him posters and banners to decorate his surroundings – after all, the same four walls may get a little dull after 2,500km!
Endurance and resilience
Sean’s work, providing mental health support in the workplace, means that he’s developed a keen interest in supporting people with neurodiversity or learning disabilities – and he’s delighted to be raising funds and awareness through this challenge.
‘I wanted to celebrate my 50th birthday in a way which was slightly different from just blowing candles out on a cake,’ says Sean. ‘It’s a challenge that will test my endurance, but I’m inspired by people with learning disabilities, and the resilience they show day after day.’
If you’d like to support Sean, you can sponsor him on his Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sean-riley6