photograph James wins Calorie Crusher Challenge

James Robson, MA International Politics, was the winner of the DFDS Seaways Calorie Crusher Challenge. James crushed over 10,000 calories several times to have multiple entries in the prize draw as part of his rowing training. All the training and crunching all those calories were put to good effect as James, competing for Newcastle University Boat Club (NUBC) in the coxed four  (M4+) won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta before attending the European Universities Rowing Championships in Subotica, Serbia where he was runner up in the men’s pair B Final.

James commented that ‘completing the Calorie Crusher Challenge at the same time as doing my rowing training for the summer regatta’s provided another incentive to push myself extra hard. I am delighted that the effort was worth it with my regatta results and also winning the DFDS Calorie Crusher Challenge and the trip to Amsterdam’.

The prize of a DFDS Seaways weekend break for 2 to Amsterdam was presented by Mark Henderson, DFDS Seaways Regional Sales Manager, to David Nocon, CPRS Finance Manager, who collected the prize on behalf of James.

The next DFDS Challenge will be the Snakes ‘N’ Ladders Challenge which will run from Monday 9 October to Wednesday 6 December 2017. Health & Fitness users will roll a dice each time they visit the gym with the aim of completing the board. Each time the board is completed they will receive an entry into the free draw to win a trip for 2 to Amsterdam courtesy of DFDS Seaways. All details of the DFDS Seaways health & Fitness challenges can be found at

published on: 21st September 2017