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Intrepid explorer sets off to “Seas the Day”

Intrepid explorer sets off to “Seas the Day”

News 15/12/2022

Setting off for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

This week saw physics graduate Miriam Payne set off on the adventure of a lifetime, tackling the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge with support from Secerna, to raise money for two incredible causes.

Miriam is rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in what is billed as the world’s toughest rowing race. She set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on Monday and will tackle 3,000+ relentless miles to arrive at English Harbour in Antigua.

Secerna Partner Jason Boakes says, “We are extremely pleased to support Miriam: we love her determination and can-do attitude. Her scientific background strikes a chord with our practice and made her a natural choice for us to support.”

Miriam is aiming to raise £15,000 for Wellbeing of Women and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. She says: “I am very grateful to Secerna for believing in me and my ability to take on this challenge. I have been asked why I’m taking on such a big challenge, and the answer is always 'Why not?'

“When George Mallory made his attempt to be the first person to climb Mount Everest, a reporter asked him why he wanted to do it. He famously replied, ‘Because it’s there’. I love that ethos and through this challenge want to show that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things. The other, more serious reason for accepting the challenge is to raise money and awareness of two charities that mean a lot to me.”

Secerna supports a growing worldwide client base of multi-national corporations, FTSE and NYSE listed companies, universities, spin-out companies, small businesses, and innovators. “Our global reach and work with universities made this endeavour a relevant fit and something we are passionate about supporting. We wish Miriam the very best of luck,” adds Jason.

You can follow Miriam’s progress on Instagram or via the live tracker on her website. To find out more about Miriam and her epic challenge, and help her raise money for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and Wellbeing of Women, visit: