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2376: Menai Straits paddles

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You may be impressed by the fitness, endurance and down-right doggedness of some the feats undertaken here, but you don't have to set a record in order to gain the rewards; the sense of achievement in just overcoming your challenge can remain with you for a long time.

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News

28-Oct-20
Simon Alderdice and Joe Langham set a new IOW Circ Team record - 07:25
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28-Oct-20
Anita Suter also adds a 1hr Distance Challenge - 10.65km
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28-Oct-20
Anita Suter and Sarah Zurbrügg-Greenaway join the Distance Challenge - 27km - 3hrs
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27-Oct-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a Menai Challenge time - 63:12
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27-Oct-20
Llyn Padarn TT Race 2 results up
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27-Oct-20
Legacy time from Ralph Baker addded for Portsea Circumnav - 01:59
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21-Oct-20
Nigel Warren improves on his 1hr Distance Challenge - 12.13km
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20-Oct-20
Mick O'Meara sets a new record for the Achill Island Circ - 06:06
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19-Oct-20
MattParton also adds a time to the Hayling Island circ - 02:06
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19-Oct-20
Catriona Woods sets a PB for her Achill Island Circumnav time - 08:33:23
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19-Oct-20
Eurion Brown and James Pigdon add a run each to the Distance Challenge 1hr - 15km and 14.6km respectively
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18-Oct-20
Elliot Goddard and Aaron White add their first Distance Challenge - 53.5km for the 5 hr
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18-Oct-20
John Willacy completes another Anglesey Circumnav - 11:12 CCW
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18-Oct-20
Giles Hudson adds a fast time to the Hayling Island circ - 02:01
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11-Oct-20
Rich Griffiths Hughes adds a run to the Menai Challenge Legacy 74:57
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09-Oct-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a season best to the Menai Challenge 53:31
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02-Oct-20
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add new times to the Llyn Padarn TT Open - 28:23 and 25:31
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29-Sep-20
Tom Turcan adds a new run to the Hayling Island Circumnav - 02:12
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25-Sep-20
John Willacy sets a new record for Walney Island Circumnav - 02:53:09
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24-Sep-20
Will Stevenson joins the PSK Distance Challenge - 9 km
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21-Sep-20
David Horkan adds to the 5 hr Distance Challenge - 53.1 km
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21-Sep-20
John Willacy adds a run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 18.7 km
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21-Sep-20
Giles Hudson and Matt Parton break the IOW Circ Team Record - 08:22:52
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21-Sep-20
Ian Cooke sets a new record for Walney Island Circumnav - 03:05:13
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21-Sep-20
James Doherty takes a chunk off his IOW Circ - 10:05:39
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21-Sep-20
David Horkan improves on his Achill Island Circumnav time - 06:07:40
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16-Sep-20
Llyn Padarn TT 2020 season page added
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11-Sep-20
David Copp and Giles Hudson complete a Portsea Island circumnav: 02:31
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11-Sep-20
Neal Ricketts adds a 19.7 km to the 3 hr Distance Challenge
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11-Sep-20
Dave Cutts adds a season best to the Menai Challenge - 65:35
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11-Sep-20
Russel Wingfield adds a 43 km canal paddle to the 5 hr Challenge - 01 Aug
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07-Sep-20
Giles Hudson completes an IOW Circumnav - 10:08
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07-Sep-20
Clare Sharp adds a Season Best to the Llyn Padarn TT course - 27:57
John Willacy adds a run also - 27:55
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07-Sep-20
Catriona Woods adds two legacy crossings of the North Channel - 2017 and 2019
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07-Sep-20
Simon Augustin adds a 12.7 km PB to the 1hr Distance Challenge
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07-Sep-20
Catriona Woods adds a 11.6 km PB to the 1hr Distance Challenge
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04-Sep-20
Team Crossing of the North Channel - Campbell, Campbell, LLoyd, Lindsay, McClenaghan, McQueen and Montgomery
- 06:30
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04-Sep-20
David Horkan sets a new record for the North Channel Crossing - 03:10
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01-Sep-20
James Doherty doubles up his IOW Circ to add a 5 hr Distance Challenge - 45.2 km
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01-Sep-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a 26.7 km to the 3hr Distance Challenge
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01-Sep-20
David Horkan adds a 34.5 km to the 3hr Distance Challenge
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31-Aug-20
James Doherty completes a circumnav of the Isle of Wight - 11:02
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27-Aug-20
Steven Whipp moves up the Distance Challenge Table with a 9.7 km for the 1 hr Challenge
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26-Aug-20
Ian Cooke also adds a further time to the 1 hr Challenge - 12.4 km
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26-Aug-20
Neal Ricketts adds a further time to the 1 hr Challenge - 9.5 km
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23-Aug-20
Counter-Clockwise 2018 Anglesey Circumnav from Bryan Dickinson and Jenny Wong added.
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21-Aug-20
David Horkan joins the PSK Distance Challenge - 12.92 km
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21-Aug-20
Legacy Irish Sea Crossing added - Martin Bell, Adam Waller 1994
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20-Aug-20
John Willacy completes an Anglesey Circumnav
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16-Aug-20
Ian Cooke completes a circumnav of Bute - 08:03
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15-Aug-20
James Wingfield adds a new run to the 1 hr Distance Challenge too - 10.29 km
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15-Aug-20
Simon Augustin adds a further 2 runs to the 1 hr Distance Challenge - one ski and one kayak
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15-Aug-20
Peter Eichenmuller adds a new run to the 1 hr Distance Challenge - 8.5 km
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15-Aug-20
Rich Griffiths Hughes adds a new run to the 1 hr Distance Challenge - 10.2 km
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11-Aug-20
Jonny Eldridge and Dan McGonigle cross overnight from Anglesey to Dublin
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11-Aug-20
Frank Harradence sets a PB for the 1 hr challenge
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11-Aug-20
Detlev Deninger adds his first 2 runs of the Distance Challenge from Särö in Sweden
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09-Aug-20
Nigel Warren improves his 1hr Distance Challenge - 11.1 km
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09-Aug-20
Steven Whipp improves on his 3hr Distance Challenge - 29.1 km
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09-Aug-20
Rich Griffiths Hughes adds a Menai Challenge run on the Legacy course - 66:18
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09-Aug-20
James Doherty adds a 3hr Distance Challenge - 22.9 km
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09-Aug-20
Neal Ricketts joins the PSK Distance Challenge with a 1hr paddle - 8.2 km
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09-Aug-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a MC Challenge run - 54:48
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09-Aug-20
Dave Cutts adds a Menai Challenge run on the original Sea Zoo course
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09-Aug-20
Rupert Kirkwood adds 2 more runs out to the Eddystone
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08-Aug-20
Dave Cutts completes a further run of the Menai Chalenge Legacy - 67:30
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28-Jul-20
Nigel Warren adds a 3 hr leg to the Distance Challenge too - 25.7 km
This takes Nigel into the Combined top-ten.
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28-Jul-20
Nigel Warren adds a 5 hr leg to the Distance Challenge - 41.9 km
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28-Jul-20
Jonny Eldridge completes the Malltraeth Madness - 01:57
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26-Jul-20
Eurion Brown also adds to each of the PSK Distance Challenge legs
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26-Jul-20
Eurion Brown completes his 126 km Bristol Channel Loop
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25-Jul-20
Paul Williams joins the Distance Challenge 1 hr - 9.52 km
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24-Jul-20
Alan Cole adds another 3hr run to the Distance Challenge - 24.5 km
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24-Jul-20
Michal Madera completes and IOW Circ - 08:25
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23-Jul-20
Nige Warren heads to the top of the Eddystone Rocks Challenge- 05:27
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22-Jul-20
Rich Griffiths Hughes slides into the Distance Challenge Overall Top 5 - 8.4 km for 1hr
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19-Jul-20
Rich Griffiths Hughes adds his first SUP time to the Menai Challenge: 78:31
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19-Jul-20
Dave Cutts adds his first 2020 time to the Menai Challenge: 71:29
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17-Jul-20
Dave Cutts completes the Ang Masters Stacks Leg - 03:26
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17-Jul-20
Clare Sharp adds a time to the Llyn Padarn Open TT
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17-Jul-20
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add times to the Llyn Padarn Open TT
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17-Jul-20
Nigel Warren joins the 1hr Distance Challenge - 8.8 km
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11-Jul-20
Al and Isaac Pipe refresh the Menai Challenge with a run each: 53:22 and 55:35 respectively
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11-Jul-20
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add times to the Pen2Puffin TT
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10-Jul-20
Frank Harradence adds another 1hr Distance Challenge - 8.0 km
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09-Jul-20
Alan Cole adds his first 3hr run to the Distance Challenge - 30.1 km
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09-Jul-20
Alan Cole adds a second 1hr Distance Challenge - 13.1 km
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07-Jul-20
Catriona Woods adds her first run to the 3hr Distance Challenge - 31.1 km
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07-Jul-20
Sian Sykes and Aled Wiliams join the 1hr Distance Challenge too - 11.5 km
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07-Jul-20
Michal Madera joins the 1hr Distance Challenge - 14.4 km
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04-Jul-20
Penny Wingfield adds her first run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 8.6 km
James W also adds a further run -10.2 km
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25-Jun-20
Joe Leach adds his first run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 11.7 km
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24-Jun-20
Steven Whipp adds another run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 10.3 km
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24-Jun-20
Chris Buckton adds his first run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 9.6 km
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23-Jun-20
Ian Cooke ventures into his first 3hr Distance Challenge - 35.8 km
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21-Jun-20
Alan Cole adds his first 1hr Distance Challenge - 11.2 km
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19-Jun-20
Jane and Jeff Parker (Team Trentham) add a 1hr Distance Challenge - 8.2 km
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16-Jun-20
Alan Hunter adds a time to the North Berwick TT - 01:23
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14-Jun-20
Jeff Parker joins the Distance Challenge - 11.6km for 1hr
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12-Jun-20
Jon Needam circumnavigates the Isle of Wight - 09:51
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11-Jun-20
Team Gen X add another time to the Pen2Puffin TT - 03:11
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Recent Records

18-Oct-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Simon Alderdice, Joe Langham
07:25:41
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18-Oct-20
Achill Island Circumnav
Mick O'Meara
06:06:04
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23-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:53:09
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21-Sep-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Giles Hudson, Matt Parton
08:22:52
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20-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
Ian Cooke
03:05:13
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17-Sep-20
Achill Island Circumnav
David Horkan
06:07:40
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13-Sep-20
Portsea Island Circumnav - Team
David Copp, Giles Hudson
02:31:56
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03-Sep-20
North Channel Crossing
David Horkan
03:10:58
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26-Aug-19
Holy Island Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller, John Willacy
03:29:57
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03-Aug-19
Anglesey Circumnav - Team
Nick Arding, Petr Major, Norbert Ziobr
12:57:37
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01-Aug-19
Achill Island Circumnav
David Horkan
06:20:29
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19-Oct-18
Isle of Lundy Crossing - Team
Joe Langham, Joe Leach
02:19:02
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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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03-Jul-15
Ireland Circumnav
Mick O'Meara
23 days
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02-Jul-15
Lundy - Lee Bay
Tavi Murray
04:09:25
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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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11-Sep-14
Anglesey Circumnavigation
John Willacy
09:24:04
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09-Sep-14
Achill Island
Tim Healy, David Horkan
06:52:00
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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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24-Nov-14
Hayling Island Circumnavigation
Paul Krysik
02:02:12
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04-Dec-13
Holy Island
David Attenborough
04:18:39
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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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19-Jul-13
Walney Island
Peter Hart +, Keith Longney
03:21:58
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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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08-Aug-12
Northern Ireland - England
Conor, Murray
21:06:50
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28-Jul-12
Republic of Ireland - Anglesey
B. Fanning,, M. O'Meara
10:22:00
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15-Apr-12
Isle of Man - Northern Ireland
John, Willacy
07:26:00
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