Big box developer Tritax doesn’t do things by halves and nor do members of its team, judging by the Herculean efforts of investor relations director Jo Blackshaw.

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She just completed the gruelling 40-day Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which requires teams to row across the Atlantic overcoming obstacles such as 50ft waves, shark-infested waters, sleep deprivation and painful blisters.

Blackshaw and her three team mates finished second in the female category and came in at an impressive 13th place out of 36 teams. ‘The Mothership’ team was sponsored by Tritax Big Box REIT and has raised £59,000 for organisations close to their hearts.

After completing the challenge Blackshaw said: “Each member of our team is a mother and being away from our children over Christmas was incredibly tough – but we inspired and cheered each other on and proved what we’re truly capable of – while also raising an incredible amount for our chosen charities.

“It was a gruelling and emotionally draining 40 days – and an incredible experience that I will never ever forget.”

Donations to The Mothership can still be made on their JustGiving page.