Nuts Over The Atlantic is a team of four friends that, individually, have climbed Kilimanjaro, cycled to Paris, competed in an Iron Man event and driven a Mototaxi across Peru. Seeking the next challenge led us towards on of the toughest races on Earth; The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Taking part isn’t enough though. We are aiming to win and, having all felt a strong connection with The Movember Foundation, are aiming to raise £100,000 to support this great cause.
“The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a sporting achievement like no other. Raising awareness across 3000 miles, rowing against one of the greatest forces on our planet, on a tiny boat… Oddly enough the more I think about competing in this event, the more I can’t wait to get out there!”
Dan is a Software Developer from Bristol and a passionate sportsman with a thirst for adventure and travelling the world. Dan has played football, cricket and squash throughout his childhood and adult life and after hearing about this challenge from his brother Steve, and meeting Jon and Gibbo it was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up.
“To row the Atlantic would be a huge conquest, and to do it for a charity like Movember would be an honour. We understand what lies ahead of us and what we may face, but how many other people can claim they have undertaken something as massive as this in their lifetime?”
Steve grew up in Bristol, studied Business Management and developed into a Project Manager; he has now began focusing on different life challenges. An active sportsman throughout his childhood, Steve has now completed a marathon in the Arctic Circle, took part in an Iron Man event and now has his sights on conquering the Atlantic.
“I have always been competitive and have been eager to start the next challenge since getting back from Peru. It doesn’t get much bigger than this race. The opportunity to raise money in a life-changing adventure is incredibly exciting.”
Mark grew up in Berkshire and has always participated in sports. Having played tennis, football and run cross-country for the county from a young age, he competed in several half-marathons and more extreme events during his time at the University of Bath. This taste for adventure grew when he climbed Kilimanjaro in fancy dress and took a Mototaxi across Peru. Now living and working in Bristol rowing the Atlantic seemed like the next logical step…
“I have always wanted to complete an epic adventure and it doesn’t come much more epic than this. This is a fantastic opportunity that few people have achieved and has a worthy cause at the heart of it.”
Having grown up in Cheltenham Jon developed into a keen cyclist. Jon went to university in Bristol and remained in the city for the following years. Having completed many cycling and running events he wanted to take the adventure to the next level. Jon met Mark and Steve through work, after a common interest in seeking adventure they signed up for the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.