Meet Heads Together and Row: Jeremy Reynolds
7 December 2018
As a former British Army soldier, Heads Together and Row crew member Jeremy Reynolds hopes his military background will help him through the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018.
“My Army experience means that I’m used to being cold, wet, tired and hungry, but this experience is on a whole new scale,” he said.
The 41-year-old now works in emergency planning and response at London Fire Brigade, alongside crew mate Toby.
Jeremy has also competed in (and won) the Great River Race in a number of categories and has been involved in a 100-mile charity row.
Aside from rowing, his interests include cricket and rugby - particularly Harlequins.
He is proud to be raising funds and awareness for mental health charities including Combat Stress, which supports veterans and their families.
“Having spent several years in the Army, early on I appreciated the need to provide support to those who have had harrowing experiences on operations. But of course you don’t need to wear a military (or emergency) uniform to find yourself in circumstances that are shocking and necessitate a person needing a bit of help to manage and move on.
“All walks of life have potential to, and often do, involve such difficult times.”
Henley Business School is working with Heads Together and Row on a research project looking at individual and team resilience. Click here to find out more.