CREW

The crew of ordinary women have taken on the extraordinary challenge of a lifetime; to row across the Pacific unaided.

Jane is 37 and a former British Army PTI.

She has travelled and worked abroad and witnessed first-hand the injustices and lack of priviledge that many women have to endure. Jane has also commanded respect in a largely male environment during a 10 year career in the Army and taken on every challenge presented to her.

Jane has represented her country playing rugby for England and at Premiership club level  for Wasps, as well as the Army.

Since her retirment, Jane has set her sights on endurance sports and become an accomplished triathlete.

When she's not taking on the world, Jane loves chilling out with her awesome sausage dog, Watson.

Sophie is 32 and a Clinical Pilates Coach and PT.

Sophie has had a love of sport from an early age and her passion for rugby lead her into playing for the Premiership and training as a Personal Trainer, specialising in Pilates.

Sophie worked in the Policeforce for several years and developed high levels of resilience dealing with high-pressure emergency situations as one of very few females in the force at the time.

Sophie broke her neck several years ago and defied her doctors' advice that she would never participate in sports again. She coached herself through the physical and mental rehabilitation back to full health.

When not playing rugby or training to cross the Pacific, Sophie loves a run up Box Hill with her two dogs, Sully & Pixie.

Vicki is 42, a leading fitness expert and founder of London’s original Barre and Ballet studio, Barreworks. She starred on Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ as one of the first females to participate and reach the final stages.

Vicki has been a keen athlete for over 15 years, she has run 5 marathons in different countries, participated in a number of grueling cycling sportifs as a complete novice and now sets her sights on a World Record ocean crossing in a 24ft rowing boat!

 

She is determined, incredibly strong willed and motivated, not to mention pretty fit! She is an advocate on the speaking circuit and via a variety of media for women’s resilience, grit and determination, inspiring others to exploit their genetic potential (physical and mental).  

 

Oh, and she has two beautiful dogs; Olive & Ebony who take up her time when she's not working, training, eating or sleeping!

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