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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

    21-Nov-18
    Dave Cutts adds a new time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 69:28
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    12-Nov-18
    Llyn Padarn TT times for 2018 updated
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    13-Oct-18
    Finn Burnham completes a circumnavigation of Wales- 43 days
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    10-Oct-18
    Dave Cutts adds a new time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 71:49
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    19-Oct-18
    Joe Langham and Joe Leach make a fast crossing to Lundy - 02:19
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    28-Sep-18
    Dave Cutts adds a further time to the Pen2Puffin TT - 02:23:37
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    22-Sep-18
    Jenny Wong and Bryan Dickinson add times to the Menai Challenge Legacy
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    12-Sep-18
    Dave Cutts adds a time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 69:36
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    02-Aug-18
    Jens Fenne and Edmund Hinze also complete a North Sea Crossing
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    01-Aug-18
    Dimitri Vandepoele completes a 2nd North Sea crossing
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    21-Jul-18
    Jonny Eldridge posts the fastest time for the Anglesey Masters - Skerries course
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    21-Jul-18
    Dave Cutts + Kathy Webb complete the Puffin TT
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    14-Jul-18
    Petr Major completes a circumnav of Ireland - 45 days
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    07-Jul-18
    Rob Townsend completes the Malltraeth Madness - 03:12 (SUP)
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    05-Jul-18
    Frank Harradence improves on his Scotl Head TT time - 01:54
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    03-Jul-18
    Alistair Hornsby and Brennan Waller complete an IOM crossing from St Bees - 07:33
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    05-Jul-18
    Rich Grifffiths Hughes adds a PB to the MC Legacy - 63:27
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    01-Jul-18
    Jonny Eldridge acompletes the Menai Ultimate - 05:10
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    29-Jun-18
    Jonny Eldridge adds another PB to the Menai Challenge
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    26-Jun-18
    Ali Donald, David Horkan and Shane Young complete the St George's Channel Crossing - 10:51
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    14-Jun-18
    Giles Trussell completes a round trip to St Kilda and back
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    09-Jun-18
    Rich Griffiths Hughes adds a PB to the MC Legacy
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    04-Jun-18
    Andy Merrick, George Shaw and Daniel Shimmin cross from IOM to Cumbria
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    03-Jun-18
    Jonny Eldridge adds another time to the Anglesey Masters - 3 Mice
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    30-May-18
    Jonny Eldridge adds his first time to the Anglesey Masters
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    30-May-18
    Petr Major sets off around Ireland
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    29-May-18
    The PSK Archive is now on-line
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    28-May-18
    Jonny Eldridge adds a PB to the Menai Challenge Challenge
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    26-May-18
    Jonny Eldridge adds a PB to the Menai Challenge Legacy
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    24-May-18
    Spruce and Taylor add a time to the Hayling Island TT
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    22-May-18
    Legacy times for Scillies Crossing from Mark Rainsley added
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    14-May-18
    Rich Holt and Matt Parton circumnav the Isle of Wight - 09:43
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    14-May-18
    Dan Shimmin adds his first time to the PSK pages with a circ of the IOM - 11:36
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    14-May-18
    Dan McGonigle goes sub-3:00 for his first run on the Puffin TT
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    14-May-18
    Dave Cutts adds a time to the Pen2Puffin TT - 02:18:23
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    27-Apr-18
    Robert Townsend (SUP) adds his first time to the Ang Masters
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    30-Apr-18
    Dan McGonigle sets a Menai Challenge PB
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    27-Apr-18
    Pascale Eichenmuller + John Willacy add the 3 Mice to the Ang Masters
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    27-Apr-18
    Rich Griffiths Hughes completes the Malltraeth Madness
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    21-Apr-18
    Alan Hunter adds a time to the Lothian Loop
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    20-Apr-18
    Dave Cutts completes the Puffin Island TT - 03:32:57
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    18-Apr-18
    Royal Welsh Challenge - POSTPONED
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    08-Apr-18
    Rich Griffiths Hughes completes the 3 Mice
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    08-Apr-18
    Chris Thorne completes the full Anglesey Masters series
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    24-Mar-18
    Chris Thorne completes the Ang Masters 3 Mice - 04:13:32
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    18-Mar-18
    Llyn Padarn TT results up
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    07-Mar-18
    Chris Thorne pushes his SUP PB even further on the MC Legacy
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    07-Mar-18
    Chris Thorne adds a SUP PB (and course SUP record) to the MC Legacy
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    07-Mar-18
    Irish Coast Paddling Champs added to Events Calendar
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    07-Mar-18
    InProgress page updated for start of 2018 season
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    22-Feb-18
    John Willacy adds a new time to the Ang Masters - 3 Mice
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    21-Feb-18
    Dave Cutts adds a run to the MC Legacy
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    21-Feb-18
    Chris Thorne paddles his SUP to add a time on the Ang Masters - The Stacks route
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    19-Feb-18
    Latest results up for Llyn Padarn TT
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    17-Feb-18
    Chris Thorne completes the Puffin TT in 05:00:01 (SUP)
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    08-Feb-18
    Pascale Eichenmuller + John Willacy add times to the MC Legacy
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    22-Jan-18
    Llyn Padarn TT times up for January. New page updates also.
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    12-Jan-18
    Dave Cutts adds a PB to the MC Legacy course
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    12-Jan-18
    New times added to Puffin Island Loop TT
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    02-Jan-18
    Steve Miles adds the first 2018 run to the MC Legacy - 2nd Jan
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    01-Jan-18
    First runs of the Menai Challenge 2018 - 1st Jan
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    22-Dec-17
    Llyn Padarn TT page, new layout
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    22-Dec-17
    Eichenmuller/Willacy add a time to the Ang Masters - The Stacks route
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    22-Dec-17
    Events Calendar updated
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    04-Dec-17
    New times for the Puffin Loop - Pascale Eichenmuller, Dan McGonigle and John Willacy
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    13-Nov-17
    Chris Thorne adds a PB to the MC SUP Challenge Course - 57:01
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    02-Nov-17
    Steve Miles completes the Anglesey Masters 3 Mice - 03:27:22
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    02-Nov-17
    John Willacy adds a time to the Puffin TT - 02:59:45
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    02-Nov-17
    Jonny Eldridge adds a new time to the MC Legacy - 63:38
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    29-Oct-17
    Rich Griffiths Hughes takes his first run of the MC Challenge course - 58:30
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    28-Sep-17
    Chris Thorne adds a time to the Ang Masters Dulas Dash
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    26-Sep-17
    Another time added to the Ang Masters
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    25-Sep-17
    Pascale Eichenmuller/John Willacy add a time to the Ang Masters Malltraeth
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    24-Sep-17
    Llyn Padarn TT Winter Series starts with a K2 dust-up
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    22-Sep-17
    Jessie and Will Brown complete the North Channel crossing - 30th Aug
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    17-Sep-17
    Pascale E adds anew time to the MC Legacy - 64:03
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    05-Sep-17
    Steve Miles adds a time to the MC Challenge course - 53:40
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    05-Sep-17
    Steve Miles adds 3(!) times to the Ang Masters
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    29-Aug-17
    Chris Thorne christens the Ang Masters Malltraeth route
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    02-Sep-17
    Dan McGonigle and Rich Griffiths Hughes both add Anglesey Masters times on the Skerries route
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    02-Sep-17
    Steve Miles joins the Anglesey Masters challenge with a run of the Skerries route
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    02-Sep-17
    Jeff Parker takes his first run of the MC Challenge course - 48:08
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    01-Sep-17
    John Willacy adds a new time to the Anglesey Masters also
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    26-Aug-17
    Norbert Ziobr adds a new time to the Anglesey Masters too
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    26-Aug-17
    Team Fatboy add a new time to the Anglesey Masters
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    26-Aug-17
    Jonny Eldridge completes his Ireland Circumnav
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    13-Aug-17
    Dan McGonigle also adds a time to the Anglesey Masters - Menai Ultimate course
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    13-Aug-17
    Norbert adds a time to the Anglesey Masters too, on the 3 Mice
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    13-Aug-17
    Richard Griffiths Hughes and Chris Thorne add times to the Anglesey Masters
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    10-Aug-17
    Bryan Dickinson adds a time to the Anglesey Masters - Dulas Dash
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    02-Aug-17
    Alan Hunter adds a time to the Lothian Loop
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    17-Jul-17
    New time on the MC Legacy from Pascale (a PB2)
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    09-Jul-17
    New times on the MC Challenge from Norbert, Richard Peevor, Chris Thorne, Pascale and John Willacy
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    04-Jul-17
    Julian Haines completes his Ireland Circumnavigation - 59 days
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    29-Jun-17
    Steve Miles adds a new time to the MC Legacy list: 01:06:10
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    14-Jun-17
    Frank Harradence adds a PB to the Scolt Head Island TT - 01:55:48
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    31-May-17
    Ade Butt, Guy Holmes and Richard Kent add times to the Hayling Island TT
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    04-Jun-17
    Catriona and Patrick Woods, Elaine Alexander and Desi ? cross the North Channel - 05:04
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    04-Jun-17
    Will Brown and Gary McClure cross the North Channel - 04:25
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    31-May-17
    Chris Thorne takes the MC Challenge SUP time under the hour - 59:08
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    28-May-17
    Patrick Woods improves on his time for the Achill Island Circumnav, now 07:04
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    Recent Records

    30-Aug-17
    North Channel Crossing - Team
    Jessie Brown Will Brown
    03:54:29
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    05-Jul-17
    Islay Circumnav
    Norbert Ziobr
    18:54:02
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    04-Jun-17
    North Channel Team
    Will Brown Gary McClure
    04:25:02
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    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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