Mind Over Natter

Wednesday 29 September 2021


12:45pm - 1:30pm



About the event

Join Laura Penhaul, team leader of the first all women crew to row the pacific, as she shares advice on dealing with the unknown and living in shared accommodation.

In January 2016 Laura Penhaul crossed the pacific in a 29ft rowing boat. For 253 days she lived and worked with her three teammates. Nine months after setting sail from San Francisco the team arrived in Australia having rowed 9,000nm and earned 2 World Records.

Laura joins us for the first Mind Over Natter of term to share her experiences and offer tips on looking after your wellbeing while facing the unknown. Are you feeling apprehensive about starting a new year? Or perhaps you’re moving in with some new flat mates and looking for advice on keeping your relationships ship shape? Come along to Mind Over Natter for some of Laura's top tips gleaned from life on the pacific.

Laura Penhaul led the first all-female crew to row the Pacific in 2016. She has also supported gold medal wins at four Paralympic and Olympic Games in a Lead Physio role. Now, Laura is drawing on her experience and expertise in high performance sports and expeditions to improve the health and happiness of sports teams and individuals. Laura is also an alumna of the University of Exeter (Hon LLD, 2018). In her spare time, you’ll find Laura on the North coast of Cornwall where she’s an RNLI lifeboat crew volunteer.

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