Blog

Follow Miles and Barr Meg on her Pacific rowing adventure

Posted on 03/11/15

In September Discovery Park were proud to support Miles and Barr employee Meg Dyos by donating £1,000 following her 24 hour charity rowathon held at Innovation House. It was an impressive feat in itself but less two months on and there are much bigger challenges ahead.

Coxless Crew on first leg of Pacific expedition

Meg flew out to Samoa on October 29 to join the final leg of an incredible 8,500 mile journey across the Pacific Ocean, pitting her wits (with three other women) against the elements on a 29ft carbon fibre rowing boat called Doris.

The Coxless Crew expedition has already covered 5,636 miles after setting out from San Francisco in April. They are hoping to raise £250,000 for two charities on their epic journey – Walking with the Wounded and Breast Cancer Care.

The second leg ended over the Halloween weekend - an exhausting 30 days late due to tricky conditions out at seas. Meg would ideally like to enjoy some Australian sun by Christmas.

The final push to Cairns will be 2,810 miles of slow progress, a whole new experience for Meg who is a relatively novice seafarer bar the occasional boat trip off the Kent coast. She is no stranger to personal challenges though with a London Marathon and a Mount Kilimanjaro climb under her belt. She has been jokingly tweeting that she is making the most of the autumnal British weather before she leaves. We’ll be following her progress over the coming weeks

To follow Meg’s progress take a look at this interactive map or online updates from fellow Discovery Park tenants New Level Results Support Meg by making a donation

Congratulations to Richard Stafford @SP_Ashford for winning our champagne prize at yesterday's @KentB2B #KentB2B pic.twitter.com/tryuFoliOj
We've had a busy morning @Kent_B2B in Ashford with @Discovery_EC We're at Stand 92 near the coffee. Come and say he… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
This is just one of many great stories from a site continuing to set the pace for #science + #enterprise in #kenttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 OUR DIGITAL BROCHURE