GB Row 2013

Mark Hughes


I was introduced to rowing on the Thames at Latymer Upper School in West London. I was hooked immediately. Highlights include racing at Henley Royal Regatta, captaining the school boat club, and racing for the Wales under-19 team at the Home International Regatta.

After a gap year spent trekking in the Nepal Himalayas (amongst other things) I studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Rowing dominated the first few years and we enjoyed some memorable times training and racing all over Scotland.

Following house jobs in Edinburgh, I began neurosurgical specialist training in London in 2009 but relocated back to Edinburgh in 2011. I have paused my surgical training to do a PhD in neuron:silicon

This race is a huge challenge: logistically, mentally and physically.  We've got a great team to make it happen and, in CRY, a hugely important charity to motivate us on the way. I can't wait to get to the start line!