Hello I am Patrick Barrett from Leeds. I might be 60 (ouch) but I still love to push myself. Whether it’s battling with council planning departments to overcome development objections as I do in my professional life or taking on a sporting challenge, I relish the opportunity to test my abilities.
I’ve completed marathons, many long distance cycle events and rowed for charities before but this is definitely going to be my most taxing adventure to date. I was talked into it by Jonny my son and fellow crew member and I’ve a feeling it’s going to be totally gruelling and amazing in equal measure and that’s just the training, bring it on!
Hi I’m another proud member of the blow the oars off crew and another proud Yorkshireman, albeit currently behind enemy lines having absconded to London to ply my trade in finance. Endurance events are not new to me, having done a fair bit of running and cycling, but rowing most certainly is. As much as I’m looking to testing myself, I’m also looking forward to the adventure and a break from life at the coal face with the crew. My biggest fear is navigating the wrong way, although a holiday in Ibiza doesn’t sound too bad. A G&T will be my most likely mirage in the middle of the Med.
Hi I’m Jonny Marson and I’m honoured to be skippering such a great crew on this epic Mediterranean adventure. Originally from Harrogate, I have been a London boy since 2013 and work in Foreign Exchange at an Investment Bank.
Having seen friends and colleagues complete NOMAN rowing events in both 2015 and 2017 and seeing the great work the charity does, it only seemed right to sign up for the 2019 event.
I have no previous rowing experience but I love a challenge. I have competed at an International level in Powerlifting, ran marathons and done a number of long distance cycling events. I’m itching to get out on the water with the boys and look forward to keeping the crew motivated with an eclectic selection of tunes and ensuring we cross the finish line victorious.
Hi, I’m Charlie Wardroper and I live in London. Born a Geordie (although you wouldn’t know it) at 55 years old I’m one of the elder statesman of the crew and a very proud father and grandfather. Temporarily swapping negotiating commercial property deals for the drama and exhilaration of the high seas of The Mediterranean, this will be the most mentally and physically challenging event I’ve ever undertaken. Not a fan of thunderstorms, I will be hoping for a calm crossing whilst craving a rib of beef and a glass of Rioja. Having a competitive streak, I will be determined to help my fellow crew members cross the finishing line in first place.