Athletes Our athletes Emma Mitchell Emma is one of the Coxless Crew, a team of six women, who in January 2016, set 2 world records becoming the first all-female team and the first ever fours boat to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. This was a journey of 8,446 miles from San Francisco, USA to Cairns, Australia in a 29ft ocean rowing boat. The expedition was planned to take 6 months, but due to unforeseen circumstances took 9 arduous months. Emma Mitchell started rowing at the age of 16 and has rowed for England at the Home International Regatta, for Cambridge in the boat race and for Marlow Rowing Club and City of Bristol Rowing Club in national and international regattas. As well as rowing, Emma is pretty accomplished at running, completing the Mont Blanc Marathon, the Pembrokeshire Coast Challenge, and the Berlin Marathon twice in two days. After completing a PhD in neuropsychopharmacology, Emma swapped academia for adventure and went on a four-month expedition leader training course in the jungles of Belize. She also works as an expedition leader for True Adventure, taking school groups away to developing world countries as part of a personal development program. Giving Back Emma has worked with young people managing a personal development program in the lead up to an overseas expedition. She also organises and leads UK based training weekends for schools. Emma is excited to get involved in the projects run by the Trust Competitive Record 2016 - Completion of 257 day Pacific Ocean Row to set two new world records.