Andy Persson, the organiser of the Kennet and Avon Canal Race, informs us that one of the runners in the 145-mile race from London’s Little Venice to Bristol’s Bathurst Basin set a new world record in doing so. 72 year-old Sandra Brown completed her 208th race of 100 miles or over. She finished in a time of 43 hours 55 minutes.
For those who arrived in Bristol, the John Sebastian was the perfect venue for the finish line welcome. The bar offered a dry place to linger and enjoy a celebratory beer with friends and other runners, reliving memories from their 145 mile journey. The Cabot Cruising Club members offered a warm and friendly welcome and Mike [Pope, Cabot Cruising Club Vice Commodore] was happy to take on the role of presenting the weighty trophies to the men’s and women’s winners. Personally, I am looking forward to getting in my application for next year’s race and will be using the image of the famous Light Vessel to keep spurring me on to the finish.
Mike Pope presents winners’ trophies