Hutter planning 277km charity row
Although Wanaka rower Jaime Hutter, 42, usually looks for his sporting results at the bottom of the page, he has always taken heart from his former university rowing team’s world record for a million metre row.
Then, this year, the 19 year record was smashed.
That added fuel to a slow burning flame of an idea.
‘‘I didn’t have a record any more and this 24 hour record popped up on my radar. I think it’s within reach, and we can use it for good,’’ Hutter said.
So, on December 3 and 4, Hutter will sit on an indoor rowing machine for 24 hours and attempt to row the driving distance to Dunedin (277 km) to raise funds for Wanaka St John, LandSAR Wanaka and Wanaka Coastguard.
Hutter is attempting the world record for the 40-49 year old men’s lightweight category (75kg or less). He currently weighs about 76kg.
December 3-4, 2016 at the Lake Wanaka Centre.
Go to Hutter’s Givealittle page. 100 per cent of donations go to Wanaka LandSAR, St John and Coastguard. He’s matching donations too.
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