Keith is probably like any other 29 year old out there. That said, he may have reached mid life crisis a little earlier than most men. He has a keen interest in all sports, especially rugby and basketball (oh, and rowing) and works as a freelance events manager.
So, why row the Indian Ocean Keith?
“I still struggle to come up with a concise answer. I first heard about ocean rowing on RTE news when I was at school. Two Irish men had just rowed across the south Atlantic as part of the Woodvale Atlantic Ocean rowing race. At first I thought this was complete madness but at the same time it appealed to me. I am a risk taker and risking your life to achieve a dream is the biggest risk you can take. Some might say it’s foolish but to my mind it is only foolish if you don’t know the risks and you don’t prepare for them and train for every possible scenario.
I guess I want to be able to look back on my life in years to come and have accomplished things which I am proud of. I am no different from everyone else in that respect. Granted my ambitions may be at the more extreme end but for me that makes them all the more worthwhile.”
Keep a Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
By making a donation you'll help Keith to raise £10,000 for Keep a Child Alive. Click here to donate »
- Solo in a boat?
I may have been solo in a boat but by no means was, this a challenge I undertook all by myself. So many people have helped me along the way so I just want to use this space to say thank you to those people individually. Firstly my sponsors, When I set out to do [...]Continue reading »
- Do you require assistance?
Fujisuka fujisuka fujisuka …this is ocean rowing boat… So after two capsizes can your day get any worse. I thought not, but I was about to be surprised. It’s funny now but at the time I felt almost calmer at sea having being capsized twice. I knew what it was like now and better still [...]Continue reading »