While Will continued to crush some serious metal in the gym back in England, Dan jetted off to Australia for a two week holiday to celebrate his brother’s wedding.
It’s safe to say that Dan’s training plan took a turn for the worst as he swapped an ergo for a surfboard and a protein shake for some scooners (beers)!
Anyway Dan was extremely pleased to meet up with Jonny Crockett, the brother of Gareth, in Brisbane. Gareth was a friend of Dan’s who sadly died in 2011 when he was struck by a car while undertaking a charity cycle event to raise money for a friend who had died of Leukaemia. It is for this very reason why Dan and Will have chosen to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and to carry on Gareth’s good work.
It was great for Dan to meet Crockett junior finally and to know that he is right behind their Atlantic Row campaign, even if he is on the other side of the world. They will be rowing their socks off to raise as much money as possible for LLR and will have Gareth in their thoughts as they take on the might of the Atlantic. As Gareth always used to say, ‘It’s going to be an absolute sweat fest’!