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Circumnavigations

There's something 'tidy' about a circumnavigation; it's satisfying to see your start point come into view once more, knowing you've covered the distance entirely under your own steam.

There are a many islands dotted around the UK coastline that provide an obvious appeal to sea kayakers. There are some that provide a 'because it's there' challenge, an achievement just to complete the distance. And there are others that provide a draw for those looking to beat the tides with an eye on the clock. There are a good number that seem almost to have been purpose built for a sub-24 hr challenge - Anglesey, Isle of Man, Isle of Mull and Isle of Wight being the more popular and the more challenging.

The challenge of the circumnavigation revolves mainly around using the tides to the optimum as the distance often dictates paddling over more than one tide phase. When you combine the complicated tidal flows with committing coastlines, open crossings and tide race/overfalls it can take some serious planning along with some demanding paddling to complete a circumnav.

  • Achill Island
  • Anglesey
  • Arran
  • Bute
  • Hayling Island
  • Holy Island
  • Jura
  • Isle of Man
  • Mull
  • Scarba
  • Skye
  • Isle of Wight
  • Walney Island
  • Walney Island
  • Time Trial Islands
  • News

    17-Apr-17
    Chris Thorne adds another PB to MC Challeneg SUP times - 01:01:30
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    02-Apr-17
    Rich Holt and Matt Parton also circumnav the IOW - 11:27
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    14-Apr-17
    ** DW Paddler Progress Live Update **
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    02-Apr-17
    Bryan Dickinson adds a 01:04 to the MC 2017 Legacy course.
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    01-Apr-17
    Chris Thorne adds a PB to MC Challeneg SUP times - 01:07:46
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    02-Apr-17
    James Forward and Julian Haines circumnav the IOW - 11:42:15
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    25-Mar-17
    Dan McGonigle adds 3 times to the MC 2017 Legacy - including a double-lapper!
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    25-Mar-17
    John Willacy completes the Jura circumnav in 09:55
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    06-Mar-17
    Chris Thorne adds yet another PB to the MC Challenge SUP
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    02-Mar-17
    News of Dean Dunbar and Allistair Swinsco Bute SUP Circumnav added
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    27-Feb-17
    Chris Thorne adds a PB to the MC Challenge SUP
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    26-Feb-17
    Events Calendar updated
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    20-Feb-17
    Latest times added to the Llyn Padarn TT
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    08-Jan-17
    Richard Peevor is the first to add a sweaty time to the MC 2017
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    20-Dec-16
    Latest times for the Llyn Padarn TT now added
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    19-Dec-16
    A new Menai Challenge PB for John Willacy - 54:15
    31 and a PB2nd for Pascale - 63:43
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    30-Nov-16
    Chris Thorne is the first to add times to the new Menai Challenge SUP page
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    29-Nov-16
    Chris Withers and Jonny Eldridge - Wales to IOM crossing
    9 15-Aug-16
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    24-Nov-16
    Llyn Padarn TT page added
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    13-Nov-16
    Events Calendar updated for 2017
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    11-Oct-16
    John Willacy adds a time for Scarba Circumnav - 01:32:05
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    05-Oct-16
    New page added: Performance Record Holders
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    04-Oct-16
    New times for the MC Challenge Course: Richard Peevor - 54:22
    50 Pascale Eichenmuller - 53:17, John Willacy - 46:21
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    20-Sep-16
    Dan McGonigle also completes an Anglesey Circ - 11:20:18
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    18-Sep-16
    Eila Wilkinson completes her 3rd Anglesey Circ - 12:18:41
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    18-Sep-16
    Brian Turnbull adds a cracking Lothian Loop time - 01:49:50
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    07-Sep-16
    Frank Harradence adds a new PB to the Scolt Head Island TT - 02:03:04
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    07-Sep-16
    Alan Hunter adds a new time to the North Berwick TT - 01:16:52
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    05-Sep-16
    Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add new times to the MC Legacy course
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    31-Aug-16
    Freya Hoffmeister's Ireland Circumnav added
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    29-Aug-16
    New page added - Menai Ultimate TT
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    24-Aug-16
    John Willacy breaks the record for the IOM Circumnav - 10:33
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    16-Aug-16
    Pascale Eichenmuller also records a new PB for the MC Legacy course - 59:31
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    04-Aug-16
    Pascale Eichenmuller records a new PB for the MC Challenge course - 53:58
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    29-Jul-16
    Neil Turnbull adds PB to North Berwick TT - 01:16:20
    43 Alan Hunter adds a time to the Lothian Loop
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    28-Jul-16
    Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add new times to MC2016 - 01:06:09 and 55:38 respectively
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    24-Jul-16
    Brian Turnbull sets a new standard for the North Berwick TT - 01:14:53
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    24-Jul-16
    Various new times added to the North Berwick TT results
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    13-Jul-16
    Brian Turnbull adds a time to North Berwick TT - 01:18:12
    38 Lizelle Kemp adds a time too: 01:24:33
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    13-Jul-16
    Neil Turnbull also adds a time to North Berwick TT - 01:21:31
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    04-Jul-16
    Alan Hunter adds a new time to North Berwick TT - 01:24:01
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    30-Jun-16
    Latest issue of the PSK Journal now on-line
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    23-Jun-16
    Jonny Eldridge and Dan McGonigle circumnav Anglesey - 13:14
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    18-Jun-16
    Cathal Bagnall and Catriona Woods complete a North Channel Crossing - 05:30
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    18-Jun-16
    Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy set new PBs for the MC Challenge course (55:10 - 46:07)
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    15-Jun-16
    Aled Williams returns to the PSK fold with a 52:27 for the MC Challenge Course
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    13-Jun-16
    New TT added - Pen2Puffin
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    11-Jun-16
    Richard Peevor and Kamala Sen complete a Bute Circumnav - 08:30
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    10-Jun-16
    Norbert Ziobr adds a MC Legacy PB - 65:52
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    06-Jun-16
    Bryan Dickinson completes a solo circumnavigation of Anglesey - 14:32
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    23-May-16
    Patrick Woods circumnavigates Achill Island - 08:26
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    29-May-16
    Norbert Ziobr completes the Infinity Loop (Jura/Scarba) 18:02 for 66 nm
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    26-May-16
    Richard Griffiths Hughes adds a new time to MC - 01:10:47
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    12-May-16
    John Willacy adds a 2016 PB to the MC Legacy course - 56:39
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    12-May-16
    Joe Leach shaves a few more seconds off the Black Rock Dash - 35:49
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    06-May-16
    Katie Ellis adds a time to the Falmouth Triangle - 06:36
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    20-Apr-16
    Paddler List pages updated
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    16-Apr-16
    UK Circumnav page has been re-vamped
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    07-Apr-16
    A handful of new times on the MC Legacy results - with Dan McGonigle (57:44) going to the top of the 2016 list
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    04-Apr-16
    Bryan Dickinson adds another time to the MC Challenge Course- 54:50
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    03-Apr-16
    Search Pages updated and new Perf Boat List added
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    02-Apr-16
    Norbert Z adds his first time to the MC Legacy results: 72:42
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    22-Mar-16
    David Horkan adds a top time to the MC Legacy: 58:20
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    22-Mar-16
    Bryan Dickinson adds his first time to the MC Challenge Course- 55:25
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    13-Mar-16
    Richard Peevor also adds a time for the MC Legacy: 01:04:46
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    12-Mar-16
    Baggy adds a 01:17:30 for the MC Legacy Course
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    01-Mar-16
    Norbert completes another circumnav of Scarba 1:58
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    26-Feb-16
    New pages added to the Menai Challenge results
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    17-Feb-16
    David Horkan adds his first time to the Menai Challenge - 62:36
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    18-Feb-16
    Joe Leach adds his first time to the Menai Challenge - 63:24
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    17-Feb-16
    The latest Journal article (from Katie Ellis) is now on-line
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    11-Feb-16
    Bryan Dickinson adds a new time to the Menai Challenge - 62:44
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    30-Jan-16
    The new PSK Journal is now on-line
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    27-Jan-16
    Jonny Eldridge adds a 2016 Menai Challenge Legacy time: 66:55
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    24-Jan-16
    Richard Peevor adds a 2016 Menai Challenge time: 63:54
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    20-Jan-16
    Events Calendar Updated
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    17-Jan-16
    Bryan Dickinson + Jenny Wong add new times to the 2016 Menai Challenge
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    31-Dec-15
    Details of Bryan Dickinson's Menai Straits Ultimate added
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    01-Jan-16
    The Menai Challenge Choccy Run gets the season underway
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    10-Dec-15
    Steve Miles adds a Menai Challenge time: 52:44
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    04-Nov-15
    Bryan Dickinson adds a MC 15 time: 64:23
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    20-Oct-15
    Norbert Ziobr makes a 2nd crossing of the North Minch
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    20-Oct-15
    Trip Calculator2 updated
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    16-Oct-15
    John Willacy circumnavigates Arran - 09:14
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    16-Oct-15
    Sonja Ewen + Sue Honan July 2015 Ireland Circumnav - added
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    15-Oct-15
    Pascale E sets her first time on The Pladda Ring - 12:20
    37 John Willacy also sets a time - 10:43
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    06-Oct-15
    Pascale E sets her first 2015 legacy time on the Menai Challenge - 65:41.
    57 John Willacy sets a 2015 PB for the Legacy course - 57:07
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    02-Oct-15
    David Horkan sets a PB for Achill Island - 06:41
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    25-Sep-15
    Dan McGonigle + Steve Miles complete Ireland Circumnav - 34 days
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    13-Sep-15
    GPS File upload facility now available on Contact PSK page
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    08-Sep-15
    Jonny Eldridge goes under the hour on the M.C. Challenge course - 56:06
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    01-Sep-15
    Catriona Woods crosses the North Channel too - 04:42:04
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    01-Sep-15
    David Horkan crosses the North Channel 03:51:43
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    31-Aug-15
    Christian Dingenotto and Mirco Goldhausen complete the Ireland Circumnav
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    24-Aug-15
    Brian Turnbull makes a return crossing of the North Channel
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    19-Aug-15
    Various new Lothian Loop times added
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    18-Aug-15
    Sean Cahill and Jon Hynes complete their Ireland Circumnav
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    01-Jan-70
    Michal and Natalie Madera add crossings for St Kilda, Little Minch and Hebridean Sea
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    16-Aug-15
    Dimitri Vandepooele's North Sea Crossing added - 17:36:00
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    15-Aug-15
    Sally Harradence added to the Scolt Head Time Trial - 02:47:10
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    15-Aug-15
    Tavi Murray - Lundy crossing 04:09:25 added
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    Recent Records

    25-Mar-17
    Jura Circumnav
    John Willacy
    09:55:40
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    11-Oct-16
    Scarba Circumnav
    John Willacy
    01:32:05
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    24-Aug-16
    Isle of Man Circumnav
    John Willacy
    10:32:58
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    18-Jun-16
    North Channel - Team
    Cathal Bagnall Catriona Woods
    05:30:32
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    11-Jun-16
    Bute Circumnav - Team
    Richard Peevor Kamala Sen
    08:30:00
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    29-May-16
    Infinity Loop
    Norbert Ziobr
    18:02;39
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    17-Mar-16
    Jura Circumnav
    Norbert Ziobr
    14:52:00
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    13-Oct-15
    Isle of Arran Circumnav
    John Willacy
    09:14:54
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    02-Oct-15
    Achill Island Circumnav
    David Horkan
    06:41:32
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    31-Jul-15
    North Sea -- Nieuwpoort - Ramsgate
    Dimitri Vandepooele
    17:36:00
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    02-Jul-15
    Lundy - Lee Bay
    Tavi Murray
    04:09:25
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    03-Jul-15
    Ireland Circumnav
    Mick O'Meara
    23 days
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    01-May-15
    North Minch Crossing
    Norbert Ziobr
    07:38:00
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    18-Apr-15
    Little Minch Crossing
    Norbert Ziobr
    04:39:00
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    23-Mar-15
    Isle of Wight Circumnavigation
    John Willacy
    07:19:46
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    24-Nov-14
    Hayling Island Circumnavigation
    Paul Krysik
    02:02:12
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    09-Sep-14
    Achill Island
    Tim Healy David Horkan
    06:52:00
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    11-Sep-14
    Anglesey Circumnavigation
    John Willacy
    09:24:04
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    11-Jul-14
    I.O.M - England Crossing
    John Willacy
    04:41:22
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    20-Jun-14
    St Kilda Crossing
    Eurion Brown, Alex Wainwright
    11:36:00
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    30-May-14
    Lothian Loop
    Brian Turnbull
    02:01:58
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    13-Jun-14
    Holy Island, Anglesey
    John Willacy
    02:55:45
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    07-Jun-14
    Pladda
    Simon Crabtree
    00:12:41
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    30-Apr-14
    Scotland - Isle of Man
    John Willacy
    03:34:00
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    19-Apr-14
    Isle of Bute
    John Willacy
    05:34:00
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    04-Dec-13
    Holy Island
    David Attenborough
    04:18:39
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    19-Jul-13
    Walney Island
    Peter Hart + Keith Longney
    03:21:58
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    28-Sep-13
    Isle of Arran
    Brian Turnbull
    10:21:36
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    09-Sep-13
    Anglesey Circumnav Team
    Elan Winter + Stuart Yendle
    13:05:35
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    03-Sep-13
    Lundy - England
    John Willacy
    01:59:12
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    31-Aug-13
    UK Mainland + Ireland
    Andy + Jane Morton
    143
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    22-Jul-13
    Isle of Anglesey
    Justine Curgenven
    10:08:47
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    20-Jun-13
    Northern Ireland - I.O.M.
    Catriona Woods
    08:55:0
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    09-Jun-13
    Isle of Bute
    Brian Turnbull
    06:16:00
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    05-Jun-13
    North Channel
    Catriona Woods
    04:53:00
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    20-May-13
    Land's End - John O'Groats
    Glyn Brackenbury
    32 days
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    12-Feb-13
    Holy Island, Anglesey
    Pete Evans, Steve Miles
    05:00:00
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    28-Jul-12
    Republic of Ireland - Anglesey
    B. Fanning, M. O'Meara
    10:22:00
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    08-Aug-12
    Northern Ireland - England
    Conor Murray
    21:06:50
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    15-Apr-12
    Isle of Man - Northern Ireland
    John Willacy
    07:26:00
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