A rower from Bradford on Avon is now officially more than halfway across the Atlantic Ocean.

Alison Wannell and her team-mates in Heads Together and Row are now more than 1,400 nautical miles through the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

The team of four are taking part in the 3,000-mile ocean rowing race to raise funds and awareness for mental health charities.

Alison, 40, of Church Street, Bradford on Avon, said: “We’ve overcome some boat technical issues and had some slow days due to the weather.

“But we’ve just passed the halfway point so morale is good as we continue to count down the miles.

“The amount of support we’re receiving is fantastic. We couldn’t do the row without it and so we are incredibly grateful.”

The team set off from the Canary Islands on December 12 and are heading for Antigua in the West Indies, which they hope to reach within 56 days on February 5.

They are aiming to break the world record for the fastest mixed-four crossing from east to west, which stands at 56 days, and have around 1,300 more miles to go until they reach their destination.

The other three crew members are Toby Gould, 39, from Croydon; Jeremy Reynolds, 41, from Teddington, and Justin Coleman, 53, from Kirkby Mallory.

Miss Wannell is a qualified lawyer who has rowed competitively in the past.

Mr Gould is the skipper and is Deputy Head of Resilience at London Fire Brigade.

Mr Reynolds is a former British Army soldier and now works as London Resilience Manager at London Fire Brigade.

Mr Coleman is a stand-up comedian who has attempted the race once before and has spoken openly about his own battles with depression.

They are also the focus of research into individual and team resilience, led by academics from Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

During their time at sea so far they have encountered a variety of wildlife including whales and dolphins.

They have also carried out some on-board DIY with the aid of a hacksaw and a selfie stick, and enjoyed a Christmas Day treat of Toblerone and beer.

The crew have also experienced the challenges that come with rowing an ocean, including extreme seasickness, sore bottoms and tricky conditions at sea.