Boston Marathon

Walton set 3 new records at Boston Marathon

A squad of 21 Walton rowers took up the challenge to row 50km from Lincoln to Boston in this years Boston Marathon. The girls Junior four of Holly Jones, Sophie Walker, Hannah Traylen and Julia Clarke not only set a very impressive new record of 4hs 27mins, but they also beat the boys quad in the process, much to the embarrassment of Holly's elder brother! The mixed octuple of Adam Shire, Nick de Cata, Naomi Allberry, Charlotte Porter, Sam Ball, Brian Martin, Lydia Jackson, Nick Clarke and Alice Correira-Morton contained a complete cross-section of the club from junior girls to veteran men and relative novices to GB rowers. They pulled together brilliantly to smash the old mixed octo's record with a time of 3:40.

The senior quad of Neil West, Stuart West, Ollie Tomalin and Sam Lee-Gill also took 14 minutes off the IM1 quad record, beating most of the eights in the process, in a new best time of 3hrs 21mins.

Big thanks are due too to the support crew of Andrew Cook and Stewart Walker.





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