STUDENTS attempted to match a record set more than 80 years ago by rowing from Oxford to London in just one day.

The St Edmund Hall rowers set off before sunrise on Wednesday on the gruelling 120km challenge to raise money for Oxford charity Restore. The 12-strong team has so far raised more than £1,500 for the mental health charity.

Last year, a group from St Edmund and Lincoln College attempted the route but only managed to row 100km as far as Maidenhead. This year, the team had to stop after 100km again after poor light forced them to call a halt.

Joint-organiser Charlotte Dormon, 19, said: “We are all passionate about supporting a charity that works to reduce the stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.”


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