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Martyn Thornton

Rowing the Atlantic Ocean solo

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My story

[p][b]What am I doing?[/b][/p][p]In mid December 2020, Atlantic Solo (that me above, Martyn Thornton) will set off from La Gomera in the Canaries, in a 25ft ocean rowing boat loaded with enough food, supplies and equipment, to row 3,000 miles solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The journey will test my our mental and physical endurance beyond anything I have faced or undertaken before, and draw on every ounce of my courage, resilience, and spirit. [/p][p][b]My goal... [/b]To raise £50,000 for Horseheard.[/p][p][b]Why am I doing it?[/b][/p][p]Despite the adventure and hardship the challenge presents, my primary purpose is to raise awareness and education around the issue of mental health. [/p][p]I’ve experienced severe bouts of depression throughout my life, finding support and encouragement through exercise, therapy and coaching. I want to repay these acts of kindness and encourage others to seek help by raising money for Horseheard, a charity close to my heart. [/p][p]In my 60’s now I also want to inspire my generation that despite how many personal hardships you may face you can still live intensely. Encouraging others that anything is possible regardless of age is a key message I want to put out there. You really can do anything you want you just have to believe![/p][p]I cannot overlook my competitive spirit and just have to aim to break the current record for a solo male over 60.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

12 Dec 2020



Mar 19, 2020


Good luck Martyn. Whilst we've not met, I can sense your determination and drive will be enough to see you through this challenge. I tip my hat to you. Best of luck.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 6, 2020

Florian Astor

As promised here is your personal "calendar" for 2020, Martyn. Keep on rocking my "Old Man"!!! Your "German Sausage" 😘

May 17, 2019

Anthony Howcroft

Look forward to seeing the video diary & photos after the event. This will be tough, but I'm sure you will succeed, and it will be a fantastic achievement and experience.


May 11, 2019

Kaylee Lucas

Good luck Martyn!

Apr 29, 2019


What an amazing Challenge! Thank you so much for choosing HorseHeard.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 22, 2019


Good Luck and Thank you

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 22, 2019

Heather and James Hardy

Thankyou for all your support for HorseHeard since it’s conception five years ago and for this amazing fund raising challenge. Thanks for our special friendship too.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 22, 2019

Andrew McFarlane

What you are doing is inspirational, Martyn - and the funds you raise will help to make a positive deifference to so many lives. Thank you for choosing to support HorseHeard in this way!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid